the color lab blog

Bellini and Glazed Ginger

A sultry brown hue paired with an ethereal peachy-blush tone makes this color duo a seductive match!

Brown can represent steadfastness and simplicity while light blush colors often signify vigor and freshness.  We have paired sweet Glazed Ginger with the delicate and graceful Bellini is a yin and yang combo. perfect for classic styles, moods and even flavors.

One of my favorite flavor pairings is ginger and peach.  The pungency of ginger actually contrasts with the full fruitiness of peach but for my palate, they're a match made in food nirvana.  I like to use this flavor mix for many recipes, but cocktails are my favorite.  I'm currently captivated by this Ginger Peach Bellini from Daily Waffle! You will understand my obsession once you try the recipe below.

Gingery Peach Bellini - Daily Waffleimage above and recipe below: Daily Waffle

JulRe Designs Disclaimers

GINGERY PEACH BELLINIS

Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz. ginger peach syrup
  • 4 oz. prosecco (La Marca is slightly sweet and makes for a nice Bellini)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Pour 2 oz. of ginger peach syrup into a champagne flute. Top with prosecco. Yep, that's it.


TOPSHOP at Nordstrom


Energy opposites attract with this Color Craze twosome, and what better way to celebrate a strong coupling than with looks that are sure to WOW!  I've curated 2 style boards below. The first look is with pieces that can easily work for an evening out with your partner or a daytime wedding. Go forth and  SHOP!

Color Craze: Bellini and Glazed Ginger Style Board - The Color Lab Blog

1. Elisabeth Earrings from JulRe Designs

2. OUGES Stand Collar Sleeveless Dress - an unbelievable price!

3. Tom Ford Lip Color in Wild Ginger

4. ALLSAINTS Captain Leather Crossbody Bag

5. Enzo Angiolini Addalyn Strappy Sandal

6. Cirque Colors Nail Polish in Met Steps

7. NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Surabaya

 

SHOP Bloomingdales! 

The second look below is a more casual outfit perfect for an upscale  BBQ or an early evening rooftop cocktail party. Such fabulous finds that are wallet-friendly too!

Color Craze - Bellini and Glazed Ginger - Style Board 2

1. Helen Kaminski Villa Straw Hat

2. Belle Pogue Steampunk Peasant Top

3. Kate Spade New York Kiya Sunglasses

4. Rag & Bone Atlas Belt Bag

5. GemmyJewels Thin Stone Bracelet 

6. Marc Fisher LTD Alida Espadrille Platform Wedge

7. TIBI Side Snap Shorts

8. Cirque Color Creme Nail Polish in Coffee Talk

9. Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Peachy

I'm so inspired by this tasty color pairing for fashion, food and home decor. I'd love to see your favorite ways to use Bellini and Glazed Ginger together or individually by sharing your style with us on Instagram or Facebook.

And be sure to subscribe to our INsider newsletter so you never miss a new, color-filled post from The Color Lab Blog!


Until next time, keep living a color-filled life!

 

Warby Parker - SHOP NOW


Rosebud and Festival Fuchsia

Purple hues like Rosebud and Festival Fuchsia combine the fiery, passionate red with the calm and stable blue in unstoppable and vibrant hues.  Who else do we know who is fiery, passionate, stable, calm and unstoppable all at once? Moms, of course!

We chose this luxe duo to celebrate our moms.  Even though we here at the Color Lab celebrate moms everywhere every day, it’s always nice to do something special for mom on Mother’s Day.  I love Mother’s Day and make sure to celebrate the moms in my life every year with a special thank you for their hard work in raising the next generation of little thinkers and doers.  

This year I decided to do something extra special for Mother’s Day through this week's Color Craze.  I’ve personally collected my favorite gift ideas featuring Rosebud and Festival Fuchsia finds. Find my ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide below.  With gifts for so many different kinds of moms, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift (or maybe even a treat for yourself)!

First up is a special recipe for those looking to go the homemade route for their Mother's Day gift!  This Roasted Blueberry Creme Fraiche Ice Cream from Savory Simple is an indulgent dessert sure to please moms with a sweet tooth.

Image:  Savory Simple

This ice cream is as decadent as it is fresh and fruity, with rich roasted blueberries for a luxurious take on dessert.  This recipe is a labor of love, so who better to make it for than mom? Find the recipe here!

Next up, we have the traditional.  Here are my picks for some traditional stylish fashions, housewares and accessories for every mom in your life:

1. For the homebody mom:  Simpatico Hobnail Glass Candle

2. For the sporty mom:  Fitbit Alta

3. For the working mom:  Urban CoCo Women’s Drape Front Open Cardigan

4. For the mom who deserves a splurge gift:  Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

5. For the jet-setting mom:  Lug Nap Sack Pillow and Blanket

6. For the green thumb mom:  Floral Supply Online Spring Garden Vase in Purple Passion

7. For the cutting edge mom:  Butter London Nail Laquer in Easy Peasy

Whether you opt for a traditional wrapped gift or a simple homemade pleasure, mom is sure to love whatever way you celebrate her this Mother’s Day.  If you’d like to share any of your Mother’s Day gifts or celebrations with me, be sure to tag @JulReDesigns on Instagram and use the hashtag #colorfilledlife. Your photo could be featured on our Instagram, Facebook or even in our INsider newsletter!

Until next time, keep living a color-filled life!


Golden Rod and Bronze Brown

It’s all about the throwback with this craze!  


Image:  Flickr

Golden Rod and Bronze Brown brings us back to the groovy 70s, when bold color combos were so fly. The warm Golden Rod pairs so well with the smooth Bronze Brown for a far out combo. Can you dig it?

The Food Charlatan’s brown sugar yellow cake with chocolate frosting is the perfect companion to this smooth craze.  It’s sweet, warm and gooey with a rich and decadent finish.  I know I will be serving this cake for a rich summer dessert soon.  Find the recipe here!


 

 

I will be using this craze to create a simple look that hearkens back to simpler times. Here are some of my favorite Golden Rod and Bronze Brown finds:



1. Milumia Women's Lantern Sleeve Pleated Detail Button Down Blouse Shirt

2. Lawliet Linen Summer Womens Kentucky Derby Wide Brim Sun Hat 

3. Need Sunglasses? By OPI Polish  

4. Lady Backpack Casual Rucksack for Women

5. PRETTYGARDEN Women’s Fashion High Elastic Waist Polka Dot Printed Pleated Midi Vintage Skirts with Pockets

6. Jim Halo Retro Round Mirrored Sunglasses

7. Vince Camuto Fretzia Perforated Boot

8. INC International Concepts ID Card case

I can’t wait to use this color duo to add a throwback kick to my style this summer.  Will you be joining me? If you’d like to share your Golden Rod and Bronze Brown-inspired fashion, food or home decor with me, be sure to tag @JulReDesigns on Instagram and use the hashtag #colorfilledlife.  Your photo could be featured on our Instagram, Facebook or even in our INsider newsletter!

For even more Golden Rod and Bronze Brown inspiration, find this week's Color Craze combo on our board of curated images on Pinterest.


As always, keep living a color-filled life!


Placid Blue and Yellow Pear

Color Craze: Placid Blue and Yellow Pear

Cheery, springy, pastels-a-poppin'!

Sunshine printPlacid Blue and Yellow Pear together make me smile. The pleasant print you see above in these happy colors makes me almost love the idea of wallpaper. (gasp!) But alas, the thought has now been pushed from my decorative consciousness. It says a lot about this color duo if its prettiness invited me to have a brief visit to the mystical land of wall coverings. No offense to those who can appreciate the wonders of latex, vinyl and adhesive. I personally have more of an aesthetic connection to paint, brushes and rollers. Nevertheless, these hues are a perfectly refreshing pairing for any room in your home, no matter how the colors are applied.

Placid Blue and Yellow Pear - Bedroom and Dining Room

images: top: Blue and Yellow Bedroom on bhg.com, bottom: Yellow and Blue Dining Room on decoist.com

For more inspiration take a look at our COLOR CRAZE: Placid Blue and Yellow Pear on Pinterest!

JulRe Designs Disclaimers

If your passion is fashion then you'll love how these pretty pastel colors work into your already existing wardrobe or how you can create great Spring and Summer looks for that daytime wedding and reception without looking too precious by adding few new pieces that I've recently uncovered on Amazon Fashion, all at incredible prices. Check out my Style Board picks in Placid Yellow and Yellow Pear color palette below for shopping details!Color Craze - Placid Blue and Yellow Pear - Style Board

1.  Dress (Dresspic)

2.  Labradorite and Lapis Earrings (Custom by JulRe Designs)

3.  Dress (Bbonlinedress)

4.  Pumps (J. Renee)

5.  Clutch (Hobo Glory)

6.  Wallet (Michael Kors)

7.  Topaz, Citrine and Agate Necklace (Custom by JulRe Designs)

8.  Sandals (Allegra K)

 

Until next time, live a color-filled life!

Juliet

 


Caneel Bay Blue and Sea Green

Caneel Bay Blue and Sea Green

fresh, clean, invigorating and calming all at once. blues and greens are natural palette companions but this duo has a special relationship. often paired in real-life depictions of the richness of our fertile planet, we are reminded of the beauty of Earth and asked to respect it as our one and only universal home.

Ray Anderson Quote

quote: Ray Anderson. AZQuotes.com, Wind and Fly LTD, 2019. https://www.azquotes.com/author/22573-Ray_Anderson
 

St. Johns, US Virgin Islands

image: Caneel Bay Resort, St. Johns, US Virgin Islands 

while I have enjoyed working with these life-affirming colors in preparation for creating this post, they reminded me of how easy it is to forget that many parts of the world are still recovering from the effects of weather-related disasters. Parts of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are still rebuilding from hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Join me in support of the rebuilding of the US Virgin Islands by donating to The Fund for the Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief today.

 

Refresh your home for spring with bedding, bath, decor and more at Nordstrom. FREE shipping, pick up in store and more.

when Spring arrives, it's always my signal to give my home a new feel, a freshening. and since the new season is very near, I've been on the hunt for a few key pieces that will add clean luminosity to those spaces that are crying out for an uplift. here are my 7 home furnishing fab finds in the Caneel Bay Blue and Sea Green color palette that you can add to your space for extra contrast and vibrancy: 

Fab Finds for the Home - Caneel Bay Blue and Sea Green

1.  Jasper Conran by Wedgwood Chinoiserie Green Teacup

2.  Jasper Conran by Wedgwood Chinoiserie Green Tea Saucer

3.  New House by Jonathan Adler Facet Decorative Tray

4.  Unique Look Estrella Collection Vibrant Abstract Rug

5.  Creative Co-Op Terracotta Vases

6.  KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer

7.  Treasure and Bond Knit Throw

for more inspiration, items and ideas for incorporating this lively color palette into your everyday life, follow our Caneel Bay Blue and Sea Green board on Pinterest!

 

Until next time, live a color-filled life!

 


Spectra Yellow and Flame

Spectra Yellow and Flame

This duo brings passion, high energy, happiness and the joy of the summer season. And with current temperatures not willing to climb higher than subzero in some places, we could all use a little boost from the hotness of this color combo. 

Red Orange and Yellow Sunset

There isn't any reason why Summer can't be eternal. Spectra Yellow embraces happiness and throws it back out to you with full-on bright. Flame brings the heat and adds spice to the mix. Let's revel in this color mashup! colorful cocktails are on me and a traditional Tequila Sunrise is on the menu (my favorite super simple recipe is below). 

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise (from squawk93 on @allrecipes)

*for 1 serving

Ingredients

1 jigger of Tequila

3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

ice cubes

1/2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger grenadine syrup

1 slice orange, for garnish

1 maraschino cherry for garnish

Directions: 

Stir or shake together tequila and orange juice. Fill a chilled 12-ounce glass with ice cubes; pour in orange juice mixture. Slowly pour in the grenadine, and allow it to settle to the bottom of the glass (be patient). Garnish with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry. Enjoy!  

JulRe Designs Disclaimers

CLICK for our Color Craze: Spectra Yellow and Flame Board on Pinterest! 

 

Warby Parker - SHOP NOW

It is not my intention to rush the seasons here with this warm weather-centric style board. I'm just sharing a few special beach-worthy items in colors guaranteed to take the chill off when the time is right. Of course, if a trip to the Caribbean or some other hot location is in your immediate future, snap your favorites up now!

Spectra Yellow and Flame Style Board

Where to Buy (clockwise, top left to right): 

Wallaroo Hat Company Women's Naples Sun Hat 

Giorgio Armani 8093 Sunglasses

JulRe Designs Serena Earrings 

Cirque Colors Crème Nail Polish - Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Non-Toxic Formula in Urbanized 

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in Tell Laura 

Eileen Fisher Boost Wedge Sandal

CUPSHE Heart Attack Falbala Swimsuit 

Muzunga Sisters Sicilian Wicker Tote

JulRe Designs Custom Biwa Stick Pearl Bracelet

 

until next time, live a color-filled life,

Juliet's Signature 

 

NORDSTROM - Work Wonders: Warm-Weather Chic - SHOP NOW


Cranberry and Silver

cheers to a color duo that brings the holiday season to life!


White and Gold

Combine milky cool with the gilded heat of glitz and you've got a pairing that is uniquely trendy and timeless.

Our Color Craze: White and Gold board on Pinterest is curated by our team and overflowing with bright, shiny fashion and gift ideas. Take a look!

White and Gold on Pinterest

images: Pinterest

Summer is the perfect season for this lavish color combo. These high shine, dazzlingly brilliant hues are traditional for brides but give your everyday looks a luxe sizzle.

White and Gold Style Boardimages: (top left, clockwise) watch, tank top, JulRe Designs Color Pop Earrings, clutch pursemules, nail polish, JulRe Designs Isla Bracelets, eyelet shorts


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


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