the color lab

Red Hot Reds

the British film director, Derek Jarman may have said it best - 

“Red protects itself. No color is as territorial. It stakes a claim, is on the alert against the spectrum.”

Color Red Quote

image: red apples

no matter how intimidating it may make you feel, there is no reason to be scared of the color red. It is a kind, loving color (think valentine's day). As matter of fact, no matter where or how you use it, you only need a touch of it to make an impact. Of course, if you are as bold and brilliant as this hue can be, then feel free to splash it everywhere. 

Red Hit Reds Mood Board

images: (top left to right, clockwise) glass sculpture, suede boots, tomatoes, monochrome shelves, eye make up, decorative plates

ready for red? follow our Color Craze: Red Hot Red board on Pinterest

sizzle on your way to Valentine's Day dinner in the color of love. Or pick one striking accessory and bring the hotness.

Red Hot Red Style Board

images: beret, coat, clutch, pumps and cosmeticsenamel bangle bracelets by Gemmy Jewels for JulRe Designs


Pinks and Greens

nothing says Spring like this fresh, vibrant color palette.

Fuchsia Pink Tulips

image: tulips

join the party! visit our Color Craze: Pinks and Greens board on Pinterest.

pinks and greens are naturally occurring in nature and fashion. When our eyes glimpse these two vibrant shades together, a natural smile occurs. Individually, they say "happy", "spirited" and "lively". 

Pinks and Greens Mood Board

images: (top left to right, clockwise) ice cream, chair, cactus, banquette, wedding flower bouquet, sweater set and slim pants

pinks and greens are fabulous color punches when you want to take a casual look up a notch. khaki and denim take on a whole new style appeal when paired with these bright hues. or if you dare, go head to toe with this brilliant combo!

Pinks and Greens Style Board

images (top left to right, clockwise): JulRe Designs color pop earrings, Gemmy Jewels for JulRe Designs bangle bracelets, t-shirt, sunglasses, lipstick, belt, handbag, sneakers, pants, socks, nail polish, eau de parfum


Chocolate and Cherry

this rich color combo is decadent AND delicious.

Chocolate & Cherry

images: (top left to right, clockwise) thread, boots, flower art, forest, beach wedding reception

desire more of this deliciousness? view our Color Craze: Chocolate & Cherry board on Pinterest.

as fall approaches, we crave colors that wrap us in luxurious comfort, subtle radiance and sumptuous softness. you can almost see the sweetness. wear these colors when you want lusciousness and delectable. add accents in gold for more glam. perhaps a set of bangles and a pair of statement studs?

Chocolate and Cherry Style Board

images: (top left, clockwise) tibi crewneck sweater, tom ford sunglasses, graciana earrings, bracelets from the bangle bar (available late september), marni shoulder bag, palazzo pants, sam edelman leopard pumps, OPI nail polish


Lavender and Mint

sweet and cool, this color combo evokes the feeling of freshness and zen.

Lavender and Mint


when the temps are high, you'll feel cool and light wearing these colors. each hue can stand on its own as clean and pure but the mix is incredibly refreshing and invigorating. whether you choose to wear a pop or go head to toe, indulge in luscious lavender and modern mint.

Lavender and Mint 

images: (top left, clockwise) christina top, italia independent sunglasses, garden in a pail lavender, kiana bracelet, emma fox suede bag, ballet flats, endless lavender midi skirt, christina top

  


Fuchsia and Navy Blue

this match of pink and blue is not fancy-schmancy. on the contrary. it's bold, beautiful and brilliant!

Fuchsia and Navy Blue

images: (top left, clockwise) ring bowl, lips, woven tie, polka dot fabric, pink robin, bridesmaid's bouquet, Alexander McQueen scarf, artwork

this color craze continues on our Fuchsia and Navy Blue board on Pinterest.

punch up your color quotient this spring with this dynamic color combination. bravely wear these two hues together for maximum impact or add them with a light touch to enliven neutral looks. and don't forget to pile on the arm candy for added glam!

In the Color Lab: Fuchsia and Navy Blue Style Board

images: (Left, clockwise) DVF dress, lorac lipstick, JulRe Designs jacquie necklace, essie nail color, l'autre shoes, coach crosby bag, Gemmy Jewels pia cuff bracelet


The Blues

"blue very profoundly develops the element of calm" said inspirational abstract artist, Vasily Kandinsky. it's also said to symbolize trust, loyalty and wisdom. that's a true power color!

image: great barrier reef

we love blue for its chameleon like qualities: it can be soft and subtle like Sherwin Williams' Carefree which can enliven any room in your home with freshness to the Classic Blue which Pantone has selected as a strong, reliable color for Spring 2015 fashions.

images (top left, clockwise): moroccan tile, booties, aragonite, nightstand, heart candy dish, seashells, cocktail, balloons

love blue? follow our Color Craze: The Blues board on Pinterest

adding an element of blue to your wardrobe automatically ups your confidence game so wear it freely for interviews. add a bag or belt for extra punch for mother's day brunch. keep it playful on the weekends in denim and chambray. pile on jewelry in blue with stones like aquamarine, sapphire and turquoise.

shop blue jewelry

images (top left, clockwise): JulRe Designs sea breeze earrings, tory burch chambray fedora, JulRe Designs lucia stud earrings, precis tweed jacket, marc by marc jacobs bag, keds sneakers, gianvito rossi lace and suede pumps, calvin klein dress, JulRe Designs anika bracelet, current/elliot denim romper


Yellow and Green

there's more than just a little luck and sunshine in this color combo. the shy need not apply! from the everyday vibrancy that mother nature bestows upon us to housewares, food and fashion, no mix says "wake up and smell the fun" like yellow and green!

images (top left, clockwise): golden chain tree, plates, cupcake, pineapple wallpaper, clutch, flowers with lemon filled vase, geometric pillow, manolo blahnik pump, petal vase, hermes scarf, green smoothie ingredients, wing chair, balloon sculpture, ombre pillow, yellow door, duck wallpaper

shop yellow and green jewelry

if you want to freshen your Spring and Summer wardrobes, accessorize with this color mix or select one major piece and rock it with neutrals. either way, it's a bright and cheery declaration of happiness!

images (top left, clockwise): michael kors sunglasses, versace silk scarf, JulRe Designs field greens necklace, adidas sweater, JulRe Designs lemon tree earrings, gianvito rossi pumps, related dress, vintage hermes birkin bag

join our yellow and green Color Craze party on Pinterest


Pinks and Gold

more than just a "precious" color with a dash of glitz, this combo can strike a serious pose, if you dare. And we say BE DARING!

images (top left clockwise): crepe paper wrapped Lindt chocolates, murano bowl, glass mosaic tile, pink and gold wallpaper, throw pillow, lacquered lips, tallboy dresser, acqua di parma parfum, vintage buttons, agate coasters

follow our pink and gold color craze on Pinterest

the key to keeping this combo from looking too girly? Use it sparingly, choosing a single accessory or pair it with navy or natural for the office. our color style board shows some of our favorite "spoil yourself" items to help complete your look:

 

images (top left, clockwise): oscar de la renta floral jacquard cardigan, agent provocateur bra, dolce and gabbana handle bag, jimmy choo belt, michelle watch, charlotte olympia suede pumps, aqs sunglasses, anna sui parfum, valentino rockstud ballerinas, ysl lipstick, JulRe Designs ombre bangle bracelet

shop our pink and gold jewelry 

 

 


Toasted Almond and Natural

neutral but never quiet or boring, this color combo possesses a rich softness that meshes both warm and cool.

images (top left, clockwise): toasted almonds, fur cushion, laminate, candy, nail polish

 

our color board features Pantone's Toasted Almond with various shades of Natural including Beige and Tan.

 

images: kayla pendant necklace, pantone sketch, brahmin handbag, ice cream bar, clinique eyeshadow palette

 

from the stone LOVE collection: the odette thin stone bracelet

 shop the stone LOVE collection


Bright Blue and Neon Green

push the color envelope with this bright, vibrant and remarkably fresh, this color combo. makes a vivid statement! 

images (top left, clockwise): green chair, colorful bird, watercolor painting, satin flower petals, wall clock, door knob

 

our "pa-POW" color board includes Pantone's Scuba Blue teamed with the punch of Neon Green.

images: nancy gonzalez clutch, dsquared2 cotton pumps, pantone sketchanika bracelet

 

 

custom chandelier earrings comprised of turquoise, czech glass and lapis lazuli.