The Diana Color Library (July 2020)

[EDIT for new colo!] If you've been following for a while you know that we've spent a lot of time showcasing the vintage Chanel Diana bag style, which you can see here, herehere and here!

Now that this gem has finally gained traction and has reached incredible popularity, I thought it would be useful to put together a post on all the Diana colors we've come across. This will be from my personal collection as well as from some other followers who have sent me their photos! I will add and amend as I come across more photos of Diana colors!

This is also kind of a trip down memory lane for bags that I have collected before but have now mostly sent off to a new owner. Kind of crazy how much I have changed! Apologies for any variations in photo quality as well. If I am missing any colors here, please let me know and I will happily credit your contribution!

Starting from lightest to darkest now...

White

I've actually only ever gotten this in caviar...Carlie!

vintage chanel Diana

I chose this picture because I purposely took it to show exactly how "white" the whiteness in the caviar Diana was! Honestly one of my favorite colours and it looks so good against the gold. It's a very warm white but definitely a true white. 

Beige

vintage Chanel Diana

There's actually two shades of beige. Light beige and dark beige. Light beige is more of an off-white cream. This was the first time I discovered that there were two beige shades and honestly I had to make a super expensive mistake to find out which one I liked!

Light Beige

In Caviar (major regret selling this beauty)

vintage Chanel Diana

In lambskin:

vintage Chanel Diana

Again, if you ask me, this is a very beautiful night bag in lambskin. I do have major regrets selling these two above!!

Dark Beige

In caviar:

vintage Chanel Diana

in Lambskin

vintage chanel Diana

This is my personal favorite shade of Diana as I love that it doesn't contrast so much with the yellow 24K plated gold. I think I've done countless photo sessions with this color. Even did a whole post on the try on of the medium and small caviar beige. 

Bi-color Dark Beige/Black

vintage Chanel Diana

This is the bi colored one that I had owned at some point. I really don't like this one, mostly because it's not the wearable classic vintage Chanel that I love. This one is definitely more for those who like to wear vintage and dress like the vintage style (hopefully that makes sense!)

I've never seen this one in caviar actually so not sure if that even exists!

Coral

vintage Chanel Diana

Again, contribution from a follower here who collects Dianas. I think this one is pretty rare, I've actually seen two in my years of collecting although haven't really been tempted as again, not a huge pop of color fan. 

Pink

vintage Chanel Diana

This one is definitely not for me. Hence why I didn't even try in caviar. I really actually am not a fan of pinks in general but there are very loyal pink fans out there who LOVE the pink Diana. 

Red

In caviar

Vintage chanel Diana

in lambskin

vintage Chanel Diana

Personally, I realised red is not a color for me. It's just too bright and I don't really like it. I have owned at some point the color in both leather combinations and have finally decided, nope! It's a very bright cherry red, kind of like the perfect red lipstick.

Blue

Dark blue

This is the only external photo I had to pull from the internet, so I have tried to give all credit due to the ebay user. 

vintage Chanel Diana

I have seen a reissue with a dark navy blue. I have also seen the vintage version with dark navy. The vintage version of dark navy is much darker and warmer (closer to a black). The one above is a bit brighter in a blue shade. 

I haven't found a picture of the vintage navy to showcase here so if anyone has one let me know! Again, for me, not a huge fan of navy blue. 

Baby Blue

vintage Chanel Diana

This guy was aptly named Azul! Incredibly rare color of a Diana and super beautiful shade of baby blue. 

Bronze

vintage Chanel Diana

Now i've never seen this actually in person, but a follower who collects Dianas sent this to me when I told her I was putting together a sort of color library. This is very intriguing as apparently it looks glossy and matte in different lights (i.e. it looks like a true bronze and/or a light tan brown depending on the light).

Browns

vintage Chanel Diana

Even in browns, I've actually had in my collection at some point quite a few shades!

Caramel/Milk Tea Brown

vintage Chanel Diana

This one I actually featured in my reissue Diana post. I think it's only a reissue specific color!

Dark Brown

In caviar (aka Bruno!)

vintage Chanel Diana

in lambskin 

vintage Chanel Diana 

This one has been edited so may not be true to color but definitely it is a slightly cool tone brown. 

Burgundy

As contributed by instragram user: eeyore0708, here is her burgundy small lambskin. So beautiful and so rare!!

vintage burgundy small Diana

Black

In lambskin...

Vintage Chanel Diana

Super classic obviously, the original. My first ever Diana! Ironically enough I don't own any black lambskin Dianas any more. Ive realised the shiny smooth leather and gold is probably too formal for my every day life. I also sell them on a regular basis so when I'm missing one, I'll just use them until I let them go, perks of being a part time dealer!!!

and in caviar...

Vintage Chanel Diana

In caviar, much rarer, but still very classic. I have this one in small caviar (Henry) and honestly was on my wishlist for so many years. So happy to have finally found the perfect one!!

Let me know what you think! Any colors I'm missing here?


10 comments

  • The coral and bronze look so dreamy to me. I would just take them in a heartbeat. So pretty.

    Jeng
  • Oh come on!!!!! These are just all too gorgeous but you need to share a billion more photos of each color lol. The more the better!!! We love your photos so a place to see all variation against your outfits or lighting would be a great addition. Like an album or memoir!!! Thanks for sharing but I’ve seen one more color. It’s a muted turquoise with gray undertone. And it’s an original color!!!! Will have to find a pic for you.

    Jen
  • Great blog as always!! I’ve been following you on IG for a while now, and honestly think you got me into the Diana addiction lol!! I only own one so far – it’s in a gorgeous dark burgundy color, lambskin. Almost like a dark chocolate brown in dimmer lighting. I’m absolutely in love with her!! 😍😍 I didn’t see this color mentioned in your blog. Happy to share some photos if you’re interested! ☺

    Prudence
  • 👏This is such a great post — very informative and fun — thank you for sharing! I had no idea there were so many color/texture variations of the Diana. 😍 Hopefully one day I’ll be able to own some variation of this beautiful style. 💕Keep up the fabulous work here and on your lovely Instagram page!

    Carly
  • This post is so much fun!! Thanks for sharing all the different colors! The beige is so beautiful!! I hope to one day own one once I get over my fear of color transfer 😬😬

    Janice

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