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Living Coral

Pantone Color of the Year 2019 - Living Coral

vibrant. energetic. alive. Pantone's Color of the Year for 2019 is a reminder that despite the refreshing chill of winter hues, spring and summer colors reign vibrantly supreme.

Living Coral

traditionally a color with popularity in beauty and fashion, Living Coral is versatile. use it to add eye-catching elements to your home. here are a few products our CEO/Creative Director, Juliet loves for incorporating the color into a neutral palette in your kitchen or on your dining table: 

Ways to use Living Coral in your kitchen or dining space

shopping guide (top left to right, clockwise): KitchenAid® Artisan Stand MixerMadhouse by Michael Aram Opaque Disposable FlatwareDeanery Glaze Melamine Dinner PlateCuracao Coral Electric KettlePlatinum Series Range from BlueStar

While we are enamored with Living Coral, we would be remiss if we didn't acknowledge that the name of the color reminds us that coral reefs around the world are suffering. Why care about reefs? Here's what we found on coral.org

Coral reefs are an important food source for the people who live near reefs, and, as nurseries, are vital to the world’s fisheries. Many of the compounds now being used in human medicines, including some that treat cancer, are found on coral reefs, with probably many more yet to be discovered. Coral reefs help humans in many other ways too: generating tourist dollars for communities, and—especially important in our changing climate—acting as natural barriers against storm events like hurricanes, typhoons, and even tsunamis.

These are compelling reasons and why we are donating 50% of the proceeds from the sale of the coral colored enamel bangle bracelets on eBay to the Coral Reef Alliance

Coral Reef

image: coral.org

on the style board: your warm-weather looks get a vivid boost with accessories in shades of this brilliant coral. go for a complete tone on tone outfit, if you dare or spice up an ensemble in navy, beige or cream with your favorite coral handbag. use lips and nails as canvasses to paint on the glow!

Living Coral Styleboard

where to buy (top left to right, clockwise): Pared Eyewear Women's Up & At Em Oversized Round SunglassesERES Les Essentiels Cesar cotton-jersey mini dressSCALA Big Brim Cotton Sun HatSenreve Mini Maestra SatchelGentle Souls by Kenneth Cole Colleen Espadrille, Apple iPhone XR, OPI Nail Polish, Burt Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Liquid Lipstick

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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


Orange and Turquoise

So bright, so brilliant. This color combo is unexpectedly fashionable and fabulous.

Vincent Van Gogh Quote
 
check out our color craze: orange and turquoise Pinterest board
Orange and Turquoise
wear these colors together at your own risk or take it down a notch and accent neutrals with a touch of orange or turquoise. either way you're guaranteed to turn heads and spark interesting conversations. 
Orange and Turquoise Style Board

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


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, JulRe Designs pia cuff bracelet