On the color wheel, red and green are direct opposites, but opposites can attract and come together in a fierce partnership. That’s what my latest Color Craze, Tomato and Jasmine Green have done dramatically.
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This color combo is a natural pairing for a pleasing lunch or dinner plate. Who doesn't love a crisp, green salad sprinkled with freshly sliced vine-ripened tomatoes? OK, maybe you're not a fan of the veggies but seeing these eye-catching colors at a meal are aptly appetizing. And of course I found an easy recipe for a scrumptious tomato salad (below) that can be put together in 10 minutes and served the next day! You can find the details here.
I've been making fearless color choices with my personal style for years thanks to my amazing Mom who used to sew brightly colored jumper dresses for me in bright hues when I was younger. So wearing such strong colors as Tomato and Jasmine Green is natural for me. Shop what I'm wearing below.
Dress: This Lauren Ralph Lauren dress is no longer available but you can find a similar style here.
Shoes: Shop them here.
Earrings: My own design. Similar styles can be found here or try this.
You'll make a fearless fashion statement too when you unite the spirit of Tomato and Jasmine Green with my 8 fab finds (including an eye-popping nail polish!). Shop my Style Board below:
1. Alphratti Fit and Flare Dress
2. LadyBro Straw Sun Visor
3. Eagle Eyes CELESTE Sunglasses
4. Lancome L’Absolu Lip Lacquer in Be Brilliant
5. China Glaze Nail Polish in I'm With The Lifeguard (WOW!)
6. Madewell Austin Crossbody Bag
7. David Tate Myrna Wedge Sandal
8. JulRe Designs Chloe Bangle Bracelet
And just in case you haven't gotten enough Tomato and Jasmine Green magic, I've curated a Color Craze board dedicated to these brilliant colors on Pinterest. Follow me there too!
Until next time, keep living a color filled-life!
You can depend on this color combo to bring the summertime sizzle. Limelight and Sulphur Spring bring new meaning to brightness! It's eye-catching but never gaudy. Always current and filled with the promise of life at its most vivid.
We've been seeing variations of this color duo in fashion for years. Glowy neon yellow-greens have become a staple in activewear and accessories. I designed these Lemon Tree Earrings using these vibrant shades and will always have this palette somewhere within my jewelry collections. But I'm seeing it pop up more for home interiors lately and I love the trend! I'll admit, I'm not brave enough to incorporate it into my home in a substantial way but I will use it to accent in an area that craves energy. The kitchen below has a proportionate balance that refreshes the senses and doesn't overwhelm. This highly functional room is a natural fit for such "health-conscious" colors.
Bathrooms are unsurprisingly another perfect space for colors that pop. I adore the floor-to-ceiling tiles as a bright focal point. Green and clean!
The color palette is so appealing that I've used it in our company branding and incorporated shades of Limelight and Sulphur Spring into my design studio. The matching Slipper Chairs you see below are a steal right now on Amazon (although not currently available in the color shown, Basil Velvet).
image: JulRe Designs Studio, South Orange, NJ
If you're not filled with the audaciousness that the tones of Limelight and Sulphur Spring require, then I've selected 6 fab, fun home decor items that will let you dabble with these high volume shades without a huge, long-lasting commitment. Have fun shopping below!
For more color inspiration, check out our Color Craze: Limelight and Sulphur Spring board on Pinterest!
Keep living a color-filled life!
1. of the color between blue and yellow in the spectrum; colored like grass or emeralds.
For me, the color green signifies an abundant life in harmony, and supremely good health - all things that are important for my overall wellbeing. I've carried my adoration of the hue into my business with our company logo in 4 ombre green leaves, each representing a part of the foundation of our organization's core values: a passion for color, a love of design, respect for our community and a commitment to service to others.
One of my self-care rituals is a regular detox day consisting of yoga, meditation, lots of rest and a juice or smoothie cleanse. I feel that giving my mind and digestive system a break is one of the best things I can do to help create balance, replenish my energy and maintain my glow. Lately, I've been whipping up this absolutely delightful, deliciously simple Detox Spinach Green Smoothie that I discovered on the food blog, Vibrant Plate
. Give the recipe below a try the next time you want a healthy treat!
Detox Spinach Green Smoothie
- 2 bananas
- 1 apple
- 1 cup young spinach leaves
- 1 lime (or orange, lemon)
- water as needed (I substitute unsweetened green tea)
- Peel bananas and apple, cut into slices and put into a blender. Wash spinach leaves and add to blender. Squeeze juice of 1 lime (can be replaced with orange or lemon) into the blender.
- Add water or green tea as needed.
- Blend until smooth (I use my trusty Vitamix) and serve.
Of course, my obsession with green wouldn't be a real thing if it didn't continue in my closet. I use the vibrancy of the hue to liven neutral looks - tans, beiges and browns never had a better partner. Colorful accessories, like the handbags I found and love above, are a major way to make a dynamic impact with any outfit and adding almost any shade of green will take your OOTD to bright, exciting levels.
SHOP Green Handbags:
1. WaiWai Faune Bag
2. Ainifeel Padlock Messenger Bag
3. ZAC Zac Posen Eartha Iconic Shopper
4. Steven Alan Etta Hobo Bag
5. Calvin Klein Lynn Pebble Crossbody
6. Ainifeel Top Handle Tote Bag (my favorite!)
Which one is your favorite? Follow our Facebook page and post your thoughts.
Until next time, live a color-filled life!
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.
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.
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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:
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!
a savory, sumptuous color duo that's decadent, rich and full of flavor.
Benjamin Moore Paints show you just how grand this color combo can be when used in a small space. the left side of the image below looks like a one piece sitting/wall unit but it is actually a clever use of their paint color, Vintage Wine and strategically placed shelving and antiqued clothing hooks highlighted by Olive Tree walls.
the right side of the image creatively illustrates an eclectic use of furniture and accessories in the complementary colors to form a sophisticated reading space.
images (above left): Apartment Therapy (above right): HGTV
food is not only nourishment for our bodies and taste buds but when created artfully, it can be appealing to the eye as well. i felt like I'd been tapped by a magic wand when I came across the food styling and photographic artistry in colors much like our duo of Aimee Twigger of Twigg Studios in the UK. her recipe for the Earl Grey Ice Cream captured below is equally divine too! the Twigg Studios Instagram page smolders!
dangle gemstones from your ears that I personally handcrafted in the Olive Oil and Sangria palette with these one-of-a-kind Briana Earrings in Garnet and Prehnite (below). available here on January 21, 2019.
until next time, wishing you a color-filled life!
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there is only one word to describe this color combo - POW!
nothing says Spring like this fresh, vibrant color palette.
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".
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!
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
sweet and cool, this color combo evokes the feeling of freshness and zen.
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.
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