Analyze pieces that work.
Go to Pinterest and search just for “blue necklace
“. Look at all the different ways people have made necklaces that feature the color blue. Look at the main beads they use, and the secondary beads. Use your emotional sense to “feel” the color of each piece–to take in the color on an emotional level. This is something we all do unconsciously–you are just bringing that information into your consciousness. Look at the metal colors – how does silver
feel different with blue than gold
? How does each piece achieve contrast? Now do the same with other colors – red, green, purple, orange, yellow, pink, brown. Finally, search for “multicolor necklace
“. How does each piece attain cohesion and balance? Often the answers to these questions are in other aspects of design – shape, size, positioning, texture, etc. Color is not an independent factor–examine how it is used in relation to these other elements.