In part I of this article, I explored the new and returning leather colors for Spring/Summer 2022. Now comes the fun part; coordinating with the silks and cashmeres of the season!
Putting It Together
So as mentioned in part I, instead of focusing on the color family names, I grouped scarves together by the dominant color – although there is a lot of overlap between the color families. Is X a blue scarf or a red scarf when it’s half red and half blue? I have no idea, but I did look to recurring accent colors and made my best guess. Regardless, I then took an example of that particular colorway and gave you some ideas for how to match it with the current leather colors. Enjoy!
Hermès seems to give purples the short shrift; little bits here and there – Raisin for a season to two, or the impossible-to-track-down Mauve Sylvestre – but it’s mostly to tempt us, not satiate. There was one set of scarves that definitely lean purple, which is good because those Cassis bags are gonna have to go with something.
Pink, however, is a different story. While there are definitely a few iterations of a specifically pink color family this season, you will see these shades run through a variety of color families, almost as predominantly as blue does this season. Of course, I just can’t get enough.
There is pink with red and green:
Pink with blue:
Pink with neutrals:
Pink with mauve and tan:
Of course, Hermès always seems to have a variety of red scarves. This color family was easy to pick out, with this shade of soft red Hermès calls “Grenadine” accented with blue and/or beige.
Red with green and blue:
Hermès went a little wild with the orange scarves this season (a color, which, unfortunately, I can’t wear), including designs accented with pink, with light or dark blue, or tonal.
Orange with pink:
Orange with light blue:
Orange with dark blue:
Hermès also did a huge range of yellow scarves, from the neutral end of the spectrum, through the golden shades, to light yellow.
Gold with light blue:
Golden yellow with pink:
Light yellow with blue:
Green was used a lot as an accent color, but only predominated in a few scarves. The Tigre Royal is extremely popular already, so I thought it would be a good idea to include it here.
Light Blue is perennially popular, although Hermès got a bit creative this season, pairing it either straightforwardly with a bold green or yellow, really softly with pale neutrals, or as an accent color with a slightly bolder blue along with pink and yellow.
Light blue with green and/or gold:
Light blue with pale neutrals:
Blue with pink and yellow:
There are a variety of options to go with dark blue, whether its a brown colorway with white or bronze (they did a lot of scarves in this color family, so I gave two suggestions here), or tonal blue.
Dark blue and brown with white or bronze:
Dark blue tonal:
Very rarely over the years have I seen a good variety of black scarves – consequently, I haven’t purchased a black scarf in many years, at least not since Tohu Bohu was offered – so I saved the best for last. There are some great options here, either with pretty colors or neutral.