Tropical Colors

At Beehive Bow Ties & Accessories, we have a fun, tropical color palette. But did you know that our color palette is based on the coastal environment that we live in here in Sarasota, Florida. Our Chief Design Officer, Isaac, chose select colors that would resemble the beautiful surroundings that we enjoy each day.

For example, a color that is frequently used in our bow ties, pocket squares and women’s scarves is the color blue. We have both a navy blue and a turquoise blue available for bow ties and two other blues that are available in the pocket square and women’s scarf collections. The various shades of blue are supposed to resemble the gorgeous waters of the Gulf of Mexico, which is minutes away from our house. The Thomas bow tie, for example, has the beautiful turquoise in it and is combined with sunshine yellow in a paisley pattern, which makes the bow tie look like the water in the Gulf of Mexico. Another blue that we use in our pocket square collection is the same color that is at the center of the flower called Bird of Paradise. There is a blue “bird” at the center of the flower and this particular blue matches the color we use in our pocket squares almost perfectly.  Also, the blues that are in the pocket squares and women’s scarves resemble the clear blue sky. In Sarasota, we get, on average, 251 days of sun each year, so we see a lot of blue sky.

Thanks to the beautiful weather in Sarasota, we also chose to use yellow in many of our bow ties, pocket squares, and women’s scarves. I think you can guess what we were thinking when we chose that color. The yellow resembles the brilliant sun. There is a license plate for Florida that is very popular in Sarasota. It has an image of a person holding a surf board on the beach at sunset, and at the bottom of the license plate it reads, “Endless Summer”. With it being so sunny in Sarasota, and the lowest temperature on average being 61 degrees Fahrenheit, it is no wonder why that license plate was designed. It also partially explains why we chose to use the color yellow in our products. As you may be aware, Beehive Bow Ties is helping save the bees one bow tie at a time. The other reason we chose to use the color yellow is that honey bees also love the color yellow. They are attracted to yellow flowers because it is one of the colors that they can register. Bees can see the same spectrum of color that humans can, with one exception. Bees have a harder time perceiving the color red and are better able to see the color purple than humans are. So, with yellow in the middle of that spectrum, bees love to land on yellow flowers.

A color combination that we also like to use is pink and yellow for our bow ties. They are supposed to resemble the beautiful plumeria flowers that bloom here in Florida. These flowers are better known as being the flowers used in making Hawaiian leis, but these flowers also bloom in sub- tropical Florida and their colors are lovely. They have a yellow center and then the petals turn to a beautiful bright pink. Also the pink and yellow bow ties remind us of pink lemonade which is one of our favorite drinks to have during the Florida summer heat! At Beehive Bow Ties & Accessories, we have two different pink and yellow bow ties. One is a wide stripe and other is a paisley print.

We love where we live and, with each product that we have created, we try to incorporate a little bit of our beautiful surroundings, from the flowers that grow here to the Gulf of Mexico, we want to share this tropical beauty with you.

History of the Scarf

The scarf can be traced back to a precise time history, unlike the pocket square. It can be traced back to Ancient Egypt and Queen Nefertiti. She used to wear a scarf underneath her extravagant headpiece. The silk scarf was a symbol of nobility and royalty. 

In China, men wore scarves to denote military rank on their uniform. In Ancient Rome, men used to wear scarves as sweat shields underneath their armour. Napoleon Bonaparte was actually one of the people for making the silk scarf an accessory, when he  gifted his wife three scarves from Egypt after his conquest there.

 In the 19th century, cashmere scarves became the hottest fashion. This is also when the classic paisley print first was created. These cashmere scarves became so popular that even Queen Victoria purchased them.

After World War I, The scarf became very popular as an accessory. The silk scarf as we know it today was first made by none other than Theirry Hermes in 1937. They became a very popular item after Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly started wearing scarves. Audrey Hepburn has been quoted as saying, “When I wear a silk scarf, I never feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman.” Then Queen Elizabeth II was wearing a scarf in the picture of her that was put onto postage. 

The 80s saw designer brands like Burberry and Chanel started to use their signature designs, like the tartan design for Burberry, or the chain design from Chanel. 

During the 90s, the silk scarf all but went extinct. 

Alternative silk accessories became much more popular and the silk scarf took a back seat. Now silk scarves are back and silk scarves are back to being a luxury.

At Beehive Bow Ties, women’s silk scarves are fun patterns that you can match with your husband’s bow tie or his handkerchief! We have a wide variety of ladies scarves that will allow you to compliment your spouse, or allow you to stand out on your own. We have paisley scarves and we also have uniquely printed scarves that can be found only here at Beehive Bow Ties.