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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.

 

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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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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: 

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

 

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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,

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Olive Oil and Sangria

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

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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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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

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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

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