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      Shades of Green: 10 Pairs of Sunglasses You'll Want to Wear Every Day

      Shades of Green: 10 Pairs of Sunglasses You'll Want to Wear Every Day

      Spring and Summer are those seasons that completely own one whole color in the spectrum and that color is green. Inevitably, when those seasons roll in, I start to see everything in magnificent shades of green as it’s a signal in nature that warmer weather is here. I love the color so much because it signifies an abundant life in harmony, and supremely good health - all ways that I try to live my life every day. My adoration of the hue extends into my business with our company logo of four 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.

      

      I hope you love the products I recommend! I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 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!

       

      Juliet Shades of Green Collage

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

       

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      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. Warby Parker's Virtual Try-On tool is a game changer. You can find your perfect pair of green shades instantly and you can try them before buying with their Home Try-On Program! Find all of my fabulous eyewear finds below and happy shopping!

      Shades of Green Product Board

       

      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 (almost sold out!)

      7.  LELE SADOUGHI Uptown 47mm Cat Eye 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 (only a few left!)

       

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

       

      Love, Juliet

       

       

       

       

      Tomato and Jasmine Green

      Tomato and Jasmine Green

      Color Craze: Tomato and Jasmine Green

       

      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.

      when it rains, it pours | Tumblr

      Image:  Tumblr

      BLOG DISCLAIMER: This blog post was not sponsored but 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!

       

      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.

      Cherry Tomato Salad

      image: EatWell101

      Black Friday in July | Macys

      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.

      Color Craze: Tomato and Jasmine Green - Juliet Look 2

      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:


      Tomato and Jasmine Green - Style Board | The Color Lab Blog

      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!

      Juliet's signature

       

      Need Now: Block Heels | Nordstrom

      Limelight and Sulphur Spring

      Limelight and Sulphur Spring

      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. 

      Tumblr - Mykukula

      image: Tumblr - Mykukula

      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.

       Green Color Schemes - Better Homes & Gardens

      image: Better Homes & Gardens

      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!

      Energy Green Bathroom - Elle Decor

      image: Elle Decor

      JulRe Designs Disclaimers

      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).

      JulRe Designs Studio

      image: JulRe Designs Studio, South Orange, NJ

      Bloomingdales

      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!

       Shiraleah Large Cactus Vase | Macy's PHILIPPE DESHOULIERES Arcades Green Dessert Plate Jonathan Adler Les Girls Cocktail Napkins
      InterDesign Spa Rectangular Trash Can | Amazon Jamie Young Small Curved Pendant Light | Bloomingdales VIETRI Into the Jungle Set of 4 Mugs | Nordstrom

       

      For more color inspiration, check out our Color Craze: Limelight and Sulphur Spring board on Pinterest!

       

      Keep living a color-filled life!

       

      The Met Store - Scarves

      The Greens

      The Greens

      The Greens
      green /ɡrēn/
      adjective
      1. of the color between blue and yellow in the spectrum; colored like grass or emeralds.

      Green Natural Gemstones

      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.

      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!


      Detox Spinach Green Smoothie

      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

      Ingredients

      • 2 bananas
      • 1 apple
      • 1 cup young spinach leaves
      • 1 lime (or orange, lemon)
      • water as needed (I substitute unsweetened green tea)

      Instructions

      1. 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.
      2. Add water or green tea as needed.
      3. Blend until smooth (I use my trusty Vitamix) and serve.

       

      The Color Lab Blog - Green Handbags

      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 (no longer available - a similar style here)

      5.  Calvin Klein Lynn Pebble Crossbody

      6.  Ainifeel Top Handle Tote Bag (no longer available but here's a similar one)

      Which one is your favorite? Follow our Facebook page and post your thoughts.

      Until next time, live a color-filled life!

      Juliet's Signature

       

      Color Craze: Caneel Bay Blue and Sea Green, Colors of Peace

      Color Craze: Caneel Bay Blue and Sea Green, Colors of Peace

      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. 

      Ray Anderson Quote

      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.

      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 any of these worthy funds today.

       

      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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      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 - no longer available but you may like this one.

      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!

       

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