Pantone Spring/Summer 2015

Posted on March 16, 2015

I always look forward to reading Pantone’s color reports each season.  Perusing the color combinations and fashion designers take on the new season gets the creativity flowing, especially after a long winter! The jury is still out on their decision to name Marsala the 2015 color of the year. Marsala seems dark and unwelcoming  and while I appreciate the earthy tone, I haven’t found a way to incorporate it into jewelry designs. I’m still working on it, so stay tuned, you may see some marsala yet. For now, I’ll leave you with a photo of Blake Lively in Marsala. Because she can wear anything and make it look good.


Source: Glamour Magazine


Aside from Marsala, I am completely on board Pantone Spring/Summer 2015! This spring/summer will center around soft and ethereal tones (dusk blue), with complimentary neutrals (toasted almond, glacier gray), pops of cheerful brights (custard, tangerine), vintage accents (lucite green, strawberry ice), and classic anchors (classic blue). I can’t wait to start designing! Here is an inspiration board featuring my favorite items of clothing, dresses (with lots of ruffles of course!)

Spring-and-Summer-2015-ColorsImage Sources (from top left) : Green Chiffon Dress / Blue Tulle / Dior Ruffles – Source Unknown / Emily Blunt, Harper Bazaar /Zuhair Murad, Tangerine pleats (source unkown) / Toasted Almond Backless / Grey Ruffles / Peter Som, Classic Blue / Strawberry Ice 

Colors of Winter: Caramel, Black and Teal

Posted on February 24, 2015

I love brown and black together. Especially in the wintertime. A rich caramel mixed with glamorous black is classic and regal. Color combinations like these fade away in summer so we must wear them while we can.

Brown and Black /

Brown and Black /

Photo Sources (from top left to right) : 1 / 2 /  3 (Source Unknown) / 4 / 5

Colors of Winter : Grey, Ocean Blue, Black

Posted on February 9, 2015

Yesterday, we ventured just across the bridge from Portland to Mackworth Island to show a visiting friend the “scenic views” of Portland and Casco Bay. We didn’t take into account the impending snowstorm that was closing in and the views we promised were non-existent. Our faces, feet and fingers were frozen but even in the bitter wind and waist deep snow drifts, it was refreshing and beautiful. While most of the colors in winter are varying muted shades of grey and white, my friend Kennesaw ( remember her wedding shower? ) was wearing the perfect ocean blue hat which promoted this inspiration board of winter colors. Now onto the complimentary jewelry design!

Sources (from top) : Photo by Meg Hannan / Blue Umbrella Central Park /  Paintbrush / Le Consulat (source unknown) / Jaguar / Photo by Meg Hannan

Weddings by Meg Hannan Designs

Posted on January 9, 2015

Wedding jewelry is the most fun to design. For me, creating jewelry is always all about the color and weddings are full of color! From the soft neutrals of grey and ivory to spring green and aubergine, it is always a joy working with each bride to design pieces that match their vision of their special day.


Sarah was married in Vail, Colorado in late summer. Soft ivory, grey and light splashes of pale sage green were the focal points and they looked beautiful against the majestic backdrop of the mountains. The first set of photos below is the inspiration board I made to design the jewelry. The second set is the finished product, enjoy! If you are interested in learning more about Meg Hannan Designs custom wedding jewelry, please contact

Sarah Wedding Inspiration Board


Sarah Actual wedding