Monday, November 19, 2012
• 4:20 PM •

3 Easy Tips on How to wear Rose Gold

With a Dash of Turquoise


Rose Gold: It’s pretty, feminine, trendy, and not the easiest to match! We’re so used to having silver and gold accessories, rose gold just seems to be a whole new concept. It’s trendy enough to find it anywhere and now more and more retailers have considered rose gold to be just as classic as silver and gold.

I know for myself that I’ve fallen in love with Michael Kors Rose Gold watches but super hesitant to invest in a piece, for fear of not using it as much because I’m not sure how it would integrate with my current wardrobe and accessories.

But fear not, I have come up with easy tips on how rose gold can work for you!

Michael Kors Garret Watch MK5620
Michael Kors “Garret” Watch in Rose Gold, MK5620
  • Substitute Yellow Gold with Rose Gold

    We think that silver and gold, are “neutral” in color because they are metals, and thus can pair well with any colored piece of clothing. Though this is true, some colors pair better with one over the other. For example, a navy blue can look sophisticated and great with silver accessories, but pairing the navy with yellow gold enriches the navy because navy itself is a warm tone in the blue family and it contrasts beautifully with boldness and richness of the gold.

    Rose Gold is a warm colored metal, much like yellow gold. So if your reflex is to reach for yellow gold, guide yourself to pick rose gold items instead! It has the same kind of contrasting effect as yellow gold, but, in my opinion, more toned down and “cool”. On the other hand, the copper tone, like an icy pink can look just as great with cold vibrant colors.

    Awesome colors to pair with: try earthy tones like brown, khaki, charcoal, nude colors
    Vibrant colors: Turquoise, coral

  • Mix and match metals!

    Besides, who says you only have to commit to one metal color? When you’re cohesive with your outfit by having some kind of flow or story on how you assemble your outfit, you can do anything!
    So have fun with layering short and long necklaces and stacking bangles and bracelets, silver/rose gold, gold/rose gold, or silver/gold. This can be very fun when you feel like you want spruce up a plain and casual outfit.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Blake Lively layering necklaces of different lengths and colors. br 021 72 bangle 13pc gold rose gold silver lg
Stacking bangles
  • Accentuate the rosiness in rose gold and go nude!

    Let’s embrace rose gold for its soft and feminine color. Go nude! I mean color-wise! Wear clothing from the nude color family: dusty pink, beige, with a bit of cream, taupe and coral. So when you pair rose gold jewellery, it makes a nice pink-ish theme without going overboard.

Hermes Rose Gold bracelet 
Hermes Rose Gold Bracelet


  1. Adam

    Great post. I just wrote about wearing yellow gold –

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  2. Grace


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    • Susan

      LOLL it’s Susan, but yess i want this watch too! It has the bling but its not too much. I can only find it on ebay!

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  3. Elyse

    Good article with expert advice on color complements.

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  5. Michael Robinson

    Thanks for all the information on how to better wear rose gold! One thing that you stated that I thought was pretty interesting was that you could very easily just substitute a yellow gold with rose gold and even match with different kinds of metals. As you explained, a navy color goes really well with silver, but by adding a rose gold color to that, you could accentuate the navy even more. I think that this color looks amazing on my wife because of her auburn colored hair, so I might get her a rose gold necklace for Christmas. Thanks again!

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