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Spring/Summer 2020 Color Trends Report

We need color in our lives now more than ever! The power of the countless shades, hues and palettes that are so prevalent in our daily lives is often diminished and sometimes completely overlooked. The brilliance of bright, cheery colors uplifts. The subtlety of pales and neutrals calm and soothe. The intensity of hots and vibrants can inflame and incite. So it is inevitable that our feelings and emotions would be tied to the colors we see.

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The Color Lab Blog has been my playground for trend-watching, especially trends that connect us to color.  At the beginning of every season, global color authorities come out with their version of what they think hues people will be wearing or furnishing their homes with. My Spring/Summer 2020 Color Trends Report is all about a palette I feel is fresh, invigorating, and bold enough to command attention when attention is needed. I honor this palette's collective commitment to making the world a joyful, color-filled place by sharing these carefully and painstakingly selected choice of colors for the life you now live.

 

I hope you love the products I recommend! While this blog post was not sponsored, it may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to bring you color commentary like this. You can find more about our site, privacy, and disclosure policies here. Thank you for your continued support!

 

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These are the colors I'm coveting for the rest of this Spring and through the Summer season of 2020:

The Color Lab Blog Spring/Summer 2020 Color Trends Report

COLOR VIBES

Poppy Reda soft, pink-red

Radiant Yellowgolden brilliance

Artichoke Green - earthy and exuberant

Blue Jewelan intense classic

Carrot - an energetic, vibrant orange

Cockatoo - a lively, green-blue glow

Blooming Dahliasubtle and alluring pink-brown

Tandoori Spice - a warm, tangy brown-red mix

Prism Violet - a rich, intense purple

 

And since I'm a sucker for a great dress, I found a few budget friendly choices from Amazon in 3 of these shades for you to wear once we can safely socialize in a brand, new way. Shop the styles below 

GRACE KARIN Women Sleeveless Deep V Neck Casual Cocktail Pencil Dress

GRACE KARIN Women Sleeveless Deep V Neck Casual Cocktail Pencil Dress

 

 

MUXXN Women's Vintage Style Wrap V Neck Tie Waist Cocktail Dress - Amazon

MUXXN Women's Vintage Style Wrap V Neck Tie Waist Cocktail Dress

 

 

HANPCEIRS Women's Boatneck Swing  Cocktail Dress - Amazon

HANPCEIRS Women's Boatneck Swing  Cocktail Dress 

 

Until next time, may your life be filled with joy and color!

Juliet

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Shop My Sunglasses: top row, middle row, bottom row

Of course, my obsession with green wouldn't be a real thing if it didn't carry over to my wardrobe. I think it’s an incorrect assumption that this lively color can only be worn by a few. There’s a shade for everyone! It’s such a fun and energizing color for me that when I put it on, it's hard not to smile! And colorful accessories, like the 10 pairs of sunglasses I found are an easy way to wear the color to make a dynamic impact with any outfit. And adding almost any shade of green will take your OOTD to certainly not-at-all-boring levels. Find your perfect pair of green shades below and happy shopping!

Color Craze: Shades of Green | The Color Lab Blog

1.  Haskell Sunglasses in Aloe Crystal - Warby Parker

2.  Illesteva Women's Vilma Square Sunglasses - Bloomingdales

3.  GloFX Color Therapy Glasses - Amazon

4.  Ada Sunglasses in Forest Green - Warby Parker

5.  Beale Sunglasses in Rosemary Crystal - Warby Parker

6.  BOTTEGA VENETA 53mm Cat Eye Sunglasses - Nordstrom

7.  KENZO 147mm Aviator Shield Sunglasses - Nordstrom

8.  LifeArt Oversize Polarized Sunglasses - Amazon

9.  FEISEDY Classic Women Sunglasses - Amazon

10.  OSCAR DE LA RENTA X MORGENTHAL FREDERICS Twist IV Gradient Sunglasses - Nordstrom

 

Until next time, may you live a life filled with color!

Love, Juliet

 

 

 

 

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Color Craze: Passion for Pillows

Pillows at ABC Carpet and Home, New York< NY

image: abc carpet & home, New York, NY

Over the years, I have found that decorating with pillows is one of the easiest ways to refresh your home and incorporate new patterns, textures, and colors into your decor. And as a PwPP (Person with a Pillow Passion), I exercise my right buy colorful cushy cushions whenever I can. One such shopping excursion took me to one of my fave pillow emporiums in New York City, abc carpet & home, where I found a plethora of pigment-rich pillows in incredible fabrics.

Juliet's Home and the JulRe Designs Studio

image: (top left, clockwise) Master Bedroom, Living Room, JulRe Designs Studio, Master Bathroom

There aren't many rooms in my home that haven't been touched by a pillow treatment or two, but that's not because I have an obsession. I mean, I do but that's not really relevant, is it? And though the standard square pillow will always be my go-to classic, other shapes such as bolsters and lumbars are the perfect way to add even more appealing optics to your pillow pastime.

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Here are some tips on how to decorate with pillows of many shapes and sizes:

It's Hip to be a Square Pillow 

Missoni Home Pasadena Pillow - Bloomingdales

image: Missoni Home Pasadena Pillow

PILLOW TALK: While a good square pillow can hold its own, placed solo on a chair or stacked in multiples on a sofa, the shape coexists well with others. Use them as a foundation for a pillow arrangement: Place two squares with an striking lumbar or bolster pillow for a stylish, cohesive look.

 

Long and Lean: Lumbar Pillows

Yves Delorme Tonga Decorative Pillowiconimage: Yves Delorme Tonga Decorative Pillow - Bloomingdale's

Lumbar pillows are those chic rectangular shaped cushions you're not quite sure what to do with. Their name is derived from the support they offer to the lower back but they offer a unique design element to any room. You can find them in many sizes, from standard (around 14″ x 22″) to oversize (typically 60″ in length.)

PILLOW TALK: Lumbar pillows are typically used as a focal point—the pièce de résistance in the position of prominence of a pillow grouping. But this versatile style can do it all solo. Try using a pair as armrests at the ends of a couch for a contemporary look.

 

Raise the Chic Quotient: Bolster Pillows

Harbor House Crystal Beach Quilted Bolster Pillow - Macys

iconimage: Harbor House Crystal Beach Quilted Bolster Pillow - Macys

Long, cylindrical bolsters are similar to the lumbar pillow in that they come in a wide variety of sizes and can be used for both back support and decorative purposes. They are a bit more traditional due to their shape.

PILLOW TALK: As member of the lumbar family, the bolster is often seen as the on-the-bed rockstar, but I also love it alone on a quirky chair or at the ends of a dramatic daybed.

 

The Unorthodox: Uncommon Shapes

image: Cyprinus Carpio Creative Knot Throw Pillow - Amazon

From updated classics like cube and box pillows to quirkier designs such as spheres, stars, and animals, an offbeat pillow may be just the touch of whimsy your room needs.

PILLOW TALK: Use them anywhere you'd place a standard throw pillow! Mix and match with other comfy, loungy cushions for super coziness.

Want to try a new pillow or two? I've got 20 goodies so shop my 20 cushy cushion picks below:

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Until next time, live a color-filled life!
Love, Juliet

 

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Juliet's Turmeric Tonic

makes 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp fresh grated turmeric or 1/2 tsp ground turmeric, though fresh is best
  • 1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger or 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 whole lemon (save the rind)
  • 1-2 tsp raw honey (sweeten to taste)
  • 1 pinch cracked black pepper
  • 3 cups filtered water

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, add turmeric, ginger, lemon juice and leftover lemon rind, honey (sweeten to taste), black pepper, and filtered water.
  2. Bring to a simmer (not a boil) over medium to medium-high heat (about 3 minutes). Turn off heat.
  3. Strain into an airtight container and refrigerate until cold. (Can be consumed hot as well)

ENJOY!

 

 

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Color Craze: Animal Prints | The Color Lab Blog

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Juliet in Leopard Print Coat from Loft - World Menagerie Cheetah Print Slipper Chair from Wayfair

image: left to right - my leopard print coat from LOFT (no longer available), desk chair by World Menagerie at Wayfair (no longer available, but here's a similar style you may like)

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But I have a strategy for its usage. Trust me, I've seen my fair share of crimes of the animal print kind. Overdoing these prints is easy to do. The repetitive patterns are intense so they require a light hand. But if you use my plan of action, in this case, for your home, you can use animal prints to create a very warm, inviting, creative vibe for any room and keep it from looking like you are hosting a wildlife conservancy.

Furnishings Mogul Holly Hunt Chicago Apartmentimage: Furnishings Mogul, Holly Hunt's Chicago Apartment - Architectural Digest

Start by adding one item to any room that needs a refresh or an energy boost. That item can be a massive piece of wall art or a porcelain vase placed prominently on an end table. Rugs are also a good choice for giving a small but powerful update to a room in subtle colors by creating an enlivening focal area that immediately draws the eye to it. Consider placing that remarkable table you adore or an antique desk on top of an animal print rug and you create a timeless conversation starter.

Bedroom - Decor Aid

image: Bedroom from Decor Aid 

Or for a major impact move, you could use wallpaper in a smaller print for an entire room. Create movement and vitality in a space that needs a little texture. Find a print you love and run with it! 

image: Pinterest

  

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I've uncovered 6 decor items that you can easily incorporate into your home, just to see if the animal print vibe is right for you. Shop my Animal Print Product Board below:

Animal Print Product Board - The Color Lab Blog

 

1. Kevin O’Brien Studio Snakeskin Print Oversized Velvet Throw

2. Popular Bath Gazelle Shower Hooks

3. Safavieh Lighting Collection Sahara Table Lamp

4. Bridgeport Home Maasai Mss3 Round Area Rug

5. DENY DESIGNS Leopard Heart Side Table

6. Gifts & Decor Leopard Lily Blossom Tealight Candle Holder Centerpiece

 

Until next time, live a color-filled life, 

 

 

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Metallic Gold

No gold glitters like that which is our own. - Eliza Cook

Metallic Gold Glitter

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As a jewelry designer, I have the privilege of working with many wonderful brides, helping them to create unique earrings and necklaces for their bridesmaids, mothers and of course, themselves. I'm always honored when I receive an invitation to their extra special day but due to my schedule, I'm often unable to attend. I hope to change that in 2020. I currently have 3 invitations and more may come but my super ambitious commitment is to attend every wedding. Once I made that decision, the heart-pounding panic set in. What am I going to wear? And since I'm not a "one dress for every event" type and I'm all in on any excuse to shop, I decided that the easiest solution would be to invest in a monochromatic capsule wardrobe that I could systematically create new looks from by starting with a few amazing dresses as a base and interchange accessories for each occasion. But color. What color would be right for almost every wedding whether it's during the day or at night, semi-formal or formal? I chose Metallic Gold for its ease and versatility. Shimmery colors the "glam neutrals" of the color spectrum. Gone is the time when shimmer was relegated for after dark affairs. Metallics, including Bronze, Silver and the ever-popular Rose Gold are easy to wear, can be found in almost every clothing store for every budget and in all sizes. 

Here is my capsule wardrobe, starting with 3 amazing dresses, all from Nordstrom:

Metallic Gold Dresses from Nordstrom

dresses from left to right: 

GLITZY:  FRENCH CONNECTION Emille Sparkle Long Sleeve Sequin Sheath Dress

SEXY:  LULUS Love & Luxury Metallic Plissé Cocktail Dress

GLAMOROUS:  ELIZA J Ruched Evening Gown

 

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A great handbag with exquisite detailing is a must for me but it must be functional as well. These 3 clutches from Bloomingdale's get my sparkly thumbs up!:

Metallic Gold Clutch Handbags - Bloomingdales

clutch handbags from left to right:

ROMANTIC:  Marc Jacobs Metallic Leather Clutch

SOPHISTICATED:  MICHAEL Michael Kors LouLou Envelope Clutch

CHIC:  From St Xavier Chevy Beaded Clutch

 

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Finally, a comfortable pair of shoes complete the looks - HEAVY emphasis on COMFORT. Since lots of mingling and dancing are the 2nd best parts of any wedding (the nuptials are the 1st!), selecting the right footwear is so important. I don't normally associate comfort with a high heel. Frankly, I rarely find any that I can honestly say are a pleasure to wear but all 3 of the shoes I found at Macy's are well made and after considerable testing, I can say will get you through several hours of socializing without killing your feet. And they're gorgeous too!:

Metallic Gold Shoes - Macy's

shoes from left to right:

STYLISH:  Vince Camuto Reesera Dress Sandals

CLASSIC:  kate spade new york Sterling Dress Shoes

POSH:  Katy Perry Rayann Ballet Flats

 

Don't be afraid to mix different shades and textures of whatever Metallic Gold or whatever metallic you choose. There are no rules! Gold on gold just works for almost any formal-leaning event! 

 

Until next time, here's to living a color-filled life!

 Juliet's Signature

 

P.S. Follow me on Instagram for a look at how I wear this looks at each wedding plus more color commentary!

 

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Living Coral - Style Board - The Color Lab Blog

left to right: Bella Vita Sylvie II Espadrille Wedge SandalMCM Essential Boston Monogram Leather SatchelPared Eyewear Up and At Em Sunglasses

The year also included enjoyable visits to the colorful places featured in my ColorStory series here and on Instagram.

Color Stories 2019 - The Color Lab Blog

left to right: Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Hudson Yards (NYC), Georgetown Waterfront (DC), Color Factory (NYC), Love Park (Philly)

For Spring/Summer 2019, my first Color Trends Report was a palette I felt was fresh, invigorating, and bold enough to command attention in a statement making year. And it just so happens that my favorite non-toxic nail polish brand has a color selection so huge that I was able to find a matching polish for every color!

Spring/Summer 2019 Color Trends Report - Cirque Colorsleft to right: Cirque Colors Creme Nail Polish in Fire Island, Sartorial, Midnight Cowboy, Key to Gramercy, Uptown Girl

With the high level energy of those Spring and Summer colors, I wanted assure that the volume remained cranked up with a dynamic palette for Fall and Winter. 

Fall/Winter 2019 Color Trends Report - Product Board 1 - The Color Lab Blogleft to right: BulbHead 10 PC Copper-Infused Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware SetOK Lighting Kapila Table LampSimplyFernished Decorative TrivetsPinzon Egyptian Cotton Bath Towel Set 

 

left to right: Nordstrom Cashmere & Silk Wrap, Timberland Premium Waterproof Boot, Stella McCartney Jacquard Horse Blouse, Chloe Tess Croc Embossed Calfskin Shoulder Bag

Now we are beginning a new decade and I predict that the colors that will impact us most will be those that elicit a feeling of comfort and best express our desire for an overall sense of ease. Concurrently, in these times of a heightened need to protect our individuality, we will be drawn to palettes that highlight our creativity with energy and optimism.

Thank you for joining me on my journey in color this past year. I hope you'll continue to follow my journey as I bring you new and exciting ways to incorporate color into your life for maximum impact and influence.

Live life in color!

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Pantone Color of the Year 2020 - Classic Blue - Cup and Notebook

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First, Pantone offers several accessories for the well decorated desk that I adore. Every year you can find the Color of the Year notebook and coffee cup on my own desk in my studio (see above). Shop Pantone's Lifestyle Shop here.

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Color Craze Holiday Gift Guide Product Board

 

 Color Craze Holiday Gift Guide - Pantone's Color of the Year 2020 - Classic Blue

1.  Design Art Oversized Modern Wall Clock 

2.  POKETO Project Planner 

3.  MyArton Abstract Wall Art

4.  JONATHAN ADLER - Sorrento Backgammon Set

5.  XOOPAR Yoyo Finger Bluetooth Speaker

6.  MOMA Design Store Wire Mesh Basket

7.  AB HOME Modern Chic Trays

8.  kate spade new york Charlotte Street Glassware Collection

 

Fellow color lovers, I wish you a happy, color-filled Holiday season! I'll be back in January 2020 with more color commentary!

Until next time,

 

  

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Fresh Figs

The Holidays seem to come earlier and earlier each year. I know it's not actually possible for that to actually happen but the busier I get, the more pressure I feel to pack as much as possible into a 24 hour day. I've managed to squeeze in a bit of time to knock a few gifts off my shopping list and my last color-themed gift guide was a great help! How far have you gotten on your gift list? Perhaps my latest gift guide can offer you some assistance.

Apricot Brandy and Fig are the colors I've selected colors for the 2nd part of my Color Craze Gift Guide series. They are two of the warmest colors you'll want to wrap yourself in and share with those you love! Not only are they what I call delectable comfort colors, they are season-less classics. Think of them for places in your home that may need a touch of cosiness. They work well together in your wardrobe as well whenever your mood is mellow - at that candlelight date night dinner or lounging in front of the fireplace on a frigid Winter night.

I hope you love the products I recommend! While this blog post was not sponsored, it may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to bring you color commentary like this. You can find more about our site, privacy, and disclosure policies here. Thank you for your continued support!

 

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Brie with Jeweled Fruit Compote - myrecipes.com

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Before we start shopping, I just had to share this great recipe I found while searching for appetizer ideas for an upcoming Holiday party. You'll find some of the ingredients quite apropos for this post: apricots, brandy and figs! I taste tested this dish  and it will be one of the standouts on the buffet table for sure! You can find the recipe for quick and easy Brie with Jeweled Fruit Compote here.

Now, let's SHOP in color! Here are my top 9 gifts in Apricot Brandy and Fig:

Color Craze: Apricot Brandy and Fig - Product Board

1.  For the Fashionable Hipster - Herschel Supply Co. Seventeen Hip Pack - Amazon

2.  For the Eternal Sunshine Seeker - D'BLANC Beach Vida 53mm Square Cat Eye Sunglasses - Nordstrom

3.  For the Colorful Kiddies - OLIVER & RAIN Fawn & Fern Kids Gift Set - Nordstrom

4.  For the Comfort Seeking Man - Champion Life Men's Stretch Woven Sleep Pants - Champion

5.  For the Motorcycle Mama - BB Dakota Teagan Reversible Faux Leather Drape Front Jacket - Nordstrom

6.  For the Well-Heeled Lady - ECCO Shape Motion 75 Booties - Nordstrom

7.  For the Man Who Hates Dress Shirts - AGAVE Box Canyon Men's T-Shirt

8.  For Those Who Love to Snuggle - Vellux Faux Sheared Mink Blanket - Bloomingdales

9.  For the Hostess with the Mostest - Divina Fig Spread - Amazon

 

I'd love to know how you feel about these colors and how your Holiday shopping is progressing. Follow The Color Lab Blog on Facebook or Instagram and leave your comments!

Until next time, live a color-filled life!

Juliet's Signature

 

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Color Craze Holiday Gift Guide: Raspberry Sorbet and Purple RoseBecause color is so much a part of my life, I tend to do a lot of things in groupings based on color combinations that strike me as unusual, energetic, peaceful or powerful. My mood guides me and I see everything in shades and hues and palette possibilities. Shopping for gifts is one activity that I sometimes do in color duos, trios or families. Call it quirky, but since I'm far from a traditionalist when it comes to color, it's much more fun for me to connect to a palette I adore and search for gifts in those colors for the people I love and care for. I do take their likes and desires into consideration so as you can imagine, shopping this way can also be very challenging and time-consuming. I'll bet you're saying "I won't be doing this. The last thing I need is more things to take up my limited time during the Holiday season!" I get it. Well, I've done the shopping for you! Over the next few weeks, I will be presenting my Color Craze Holiday Gift Guide Series! I've selected colors that I hope you and your giftees will like as much as I do and I've hunted down gifts for everyone on your list!

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Have some colorful fun and shop my top 10 gifts in Raspberry Sorbet and Purple Rose on the Gift Guide below:

Color Craze Holiday Gift Guide - Raspberry Sorbet and Purple Rose

1.  For the Vegan with a Sweet Tooth:  POPETTE OF PENDULUM Assorted Fruit Lollipops 

2.  For the Fearless Fashion Femme Fatale:  AMALFI BY RANGONI Patrizio Slingback Pump

3.  For the World Wide Traveler:  SAMSONITE Wheeled Underseater Luggage

4.  For the Home Cook Extraordinaire:  LE CREUSET 4-Quart Heritage Rectangular Covered Baking Dish

5.  For the Busy Bather:  philosophy Raspberry Sorbet Ultra Rich 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath

6.  For the New Mom Influencer:  NOOK SLEEP SYSTEMS Niche Feeding Pillow

7.  For the Stylish Student:  TUMI Varek Hudson Backpack

8.  For the Color Conscious Man:  TED BAKER LONDON Jay Trim Fit Plaid Wool Sport Coat

9.  For the Kid with Everything:  HUNTER First Classic Kids Waterproof Rain Boot

10. For the Super Safe Skier:  SMITH Vantage Snow Helmet with MIPS

 

I’d love to know how you feel about these colors. Follow The Color Lab Blog on Facebook or Instagram and leave your comments!

Until next time, live a color-filled life!

Juliet's Signature 

 

 

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