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Spring/Summer 2019 Color Trends Report

Spring/Summer 2019 Color Trends Report

With a gracious nod to Pantone, the Gods of Color and keepers of all things sacred to hues and palettes, I'm striking out on my own and presenting my first commentary on the colors I'm loving for the rest of this Spring and into the Summer season. I must admit, the colors I have selected are already on heavy rotation in my own life but I'm now seeing them on other colorful women too, in their wardrobe, makeup as well as in their home decor. This collection of colors makes a striking fashion statement and ranges from the energetic orange, Bird of Paradise, to the soft-spoken pink, Rose Shadow. Squarely in the middle is the sophisticated Moroccan Blue with the pristine lilac, Orchid and my absolute favorite minty fresh, Opal completing the group. I'm drawn to them, well, because they are all exciting and fresh and yet distinctly independent enough to hold their own without a complementary partner to give them a boost. 

Spring/Summer 2019 Color Trends Palette

JulRe Designs Disclaimers

I couldn't believe my luck when I discovered the nail polish brand, Cirque Colors a few months back. I started using their vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic (no formaldehyde!) colors (I live for their pinkish-brown "Fast Fashion" shade) after doing some personal research on cosmetics and first highlighted the brand in my Spectra Yellow and Flame post. The color range for this line is so extensive, that I found a coordinating polish for each of the hues in this palette. Your nails will be so on trend!

Cirque Colors Creme Nail Polish - Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Non-Toxic Formula Cirque Colors Creme Nail Polish on Amazon: (top left, clockwise): Fire Island, Sartorial, Midnight Cowboy, Key to Gramercy, Uptown Girl

Wedding Guest Outfits at Nordstrom

I'm a huge proponent of tone-on-tone dressing. I make it a regular practice to put some of my daily outfits together based on one color family not only because it gives a sleek, rich, pulled together look but because it's easy! I'm not proposing that you carry that fashion theory all the way through to matching eyeshadow and lipstick but pairing a great dress like the ones from Nordstrom that I'm featuring in my style board below, with a contrasting pair of shoes and handbag and completing the look with nail polish in the same color family is so, so chic!

Shop these versatile, right-for-many-occasion dresses in my Spring/Summer Color Trends palette from Nordstrom (the MaxMara is in my closet!):

Spring/Summer 2019 Color Trends - Dresses from Nordstrom

1.  Leith Chic Midi Dress

2.  Lewit Kimono Sleeve Stretch Silk Dress

3.  BB Dakota Cara Lace Cocktail Dress

4.  MaxMara Cordoba Sheath Dress

5.  NSR Grace One-Shoulder Lace Sheath Dress

 

Until next time, live a color-filled life,

Juliet


Olive Oil and Sangria

Olive Oil and Sangria

a savory, sumptuous color duo that's decadent, rich and full of flavor. 

Color Craze: Olive Oil and Sangria - Painting by Unknown ArtistBenjamin 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.

Olive Oil and Sangria Living Spaces - Apartment Therapy and HGTV

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!

Earl Grey Ice Cream - Aimee Twigger

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. 

 

Briana Earrings - JulRe Designs

until next time, wishing you a color-filled life!

Juliet, CEO/Creative Director, JulRe Designs

 

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Cranberry and Silver

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


Chartreuse and Blues

there is only one word to describe this color combo - POW! 

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