I spent a lot of time researching color symbolism for this nail polish collection and hopefully, that shows in the colors I've designed for the five sisters of Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. While there isn't much mention of colors in the book, I found inspiration from the movie adaptations as well as various articles I found online. I knew I wanted a muted palette of Regency colors and I hope you agree that each color suits the five sisters.
Lizzie (Elizabeth Bennet) - In both the 2005 movie and the 1995 mini-series, the costume designers chose earthy colors for Lizzie. Dinah Collin wrote, “I chose colours that had an earthiness to them — a lot of browns, for example..."
"In the opening scene, Elizabeth wears a dark brown dress, which reinforces her affinity with the earth and with her father, ..." - http://www.jasna.org/persuasions/on-line/vol27no2/anderson.htm (article by Kathleen Anderson)
Kitty - (Catherine) "Miss Kitty Bennet and Miss Lydia Bennet are both wearing chic red capes...Miss Kitty Bennet is wearing a matching red bonnet..." -
Jane - This artist rendering is what I used as the jumping off point for the muted dark green for Jane's color
Lydia - the youngest Bennet sister - Another one of Mathew LeFebvre designs. Again, I took some liberties and designed a muted purple-gray for Lydia.
Mary - I found little on Mary (this sketch is for Elizabeth) but decided that a soft, pale color like the beige-pink I designed best represented her innocent, shy nature.
There you have it. The five colors that represent The Bennet Sisters. Enjoy!