Learn about which colors of beads are the most popular today across a wide variety of shapes and sizes.
Many have asked us, “what are the most popular bead colors?” That questions can change with the season, with the specific type of bead, and over time, but each day at the Potomac Bead Company our number one task and top priority is to fulfill orders and ship them out to our customers as soon as possible.
It is always fun to see the color combinations that our customers choose as we are picking orders. Some stick to earth tones, others to pastels, and some order a mixture of all different shades. Regardless of the wide array of colors of beads we ship out each day, there are always a few popular bead colors in 2018 that we see as a theme throughout orders.
I thought it would be fun to highlight for you our top 10 most sold colors (across all bead shapes) for you. Unsurprisingly, these popular colors are almost ALL metallics and are great accents to any color palette. If you’re stumped when choosing colors and having trouble finding a good accent color to go with your palette, try out one of these. You can’t go wrong with having any of these colors in your personal bead stash! The good news is, they are available in almost any bead shape you’d like, from seed beads, to czech glass beads and more!
Most Popular Bead Color #1 – Black & Matte Black/Jet/Jet Hematite
As you know, black goes WITH everything and is AVAILABLE in almost everything! It’s no surprise that this color takes the number one spot on our list.
Most Popular Bead Color #2 – Crystal Labrador Full
This beautiful silver color bead flies off the shelves. As one of the most pure silver colors on the market, it adds a beautiful sparkle to any design.
Most Popular Bead Color #3 – Aztec Gold
Aztec Gold has always been my personal favorite. It’s a trendy, subtle gold, not too yellow or bright and makes beautiful jewelry.
Most Popular Bead Color #4 – Aluminum Silver
If you want a silver shade but don’t want the high shine of the crystal labrador full, aluminum silver should be your go-to color.
Most Popular Bead Color #5 – Bronze
Bronze is another favorite of mine. The deep chocolate brown is beautiful and especially popular during the fall.
Most Popular Bead Color #6 – Ancient Gold/Metallic Mix
This color/mix on our list is possibly the most versatile. Ancient Gold contains various soft metallic shades that all blend well together. There are several Czech coatings that are a very similar blended coating, including Ancient Gold, Metallic Mix, & Purple Iris Gold.
Most Popular Bead Color #7 – Copper/Vintage Copper
The copper and vintage copper colors are gorgeous rust-like colors that are very on-trend right now.
Most Popular Bead Color #8 – Jet AB (Full, Matte)
This high-shine bead has a handful of shades.. From blue to green to yellow and sometimes a little bit if purple.
Most Popular Bead Color #9 – Crystal Vitrail
You can spot so many different colors in our crystal vitrail beads. You’ll notice pink, purple, yellow, gold, and more!
Most Popular Bead Color #10 – Lava Red
Last but certainly not least is this lovely color. If you’re looking for a red shade but don’t want the bright fire-engine look of an opaque red, try out the lava red.
Well there you have our top 10 most popular bead colors and not surprisingly, these colors tend to sell quickly! We arrived at these colors by comparing 30 of the most popular styles of beads, and ranking the colors of each across a 1-year period. Note, that this list does NOT include crystal colors, because crystals tend to have very different types of colors. The popularity for those also tends to be more in favor of transparent and AB (aurora borealis) styles. Look for an upcoming blog focused specifically on crystals :).
Do you ever struggle picking colors? This list of most popular bead colors can give you a great place to start when making your decisions about colors and colorways. Best of all, most colors on this top 10 list will match nearly anything you add to it!
Be sure double check each item’s detail page on our website to make sure the color you want is currently in stock. If it’s not, stay tuned, more will be back in stock soon! Lastly, if you’re in need of some inspiration or what to see how some of these colors are used in designs, check out our extensive list of patterns and tutorials.
What are your favorite colors? Let us know in the comments and happy beading!