Color in Review: The Year of the Craze

2019 was an incredible year of color for me. I started this blog to share my lifelong love of vivid hues and palettes and to show how the power of color impacts our everyday lives in ways we may not realize. My Color Craze year began with Living Coral, an energetic, alive hue that was Pantone's Color of the Year and a reminder that despite the refreshing chill of customary winter hues, classic spring and summer colors reign supreme.

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!

Love, Juliet