Soft. Sensuous. Dreamy. All apropos descriptives for two colors that personify the comfy, cozy lifestyle. But don't be fooled. They have a sneaky way of punching up your home with a vibrancy that can only be described as alive.
image: House Beautiful
There's something so comforting about the elegant living room in the NYC apartment designed by Jamie Drake pictured above. While this color palette is far from traditional, its soothing vibe is warm and inviting. The walls were expertly painted using Salmon Peach by Benjamin Moore Aura and softened with a custom glaze. The steel and pale gray accessories could have made a hard, sharpened contrast but instead complement the calming energy of the room.
image: Benjamin Moore Paints
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The Salmon and Glacier Gray palette get 2 thumbs up for versatility. While it may now be easier for you to envision these colors in an expansive space like a living room, incorporating them cohesively in smaller ways and spaces can be uncomplicated too. Refinishing a desk or uplifting a vanity (see below) can give new life to a home office or bathroom.
image: Estuary Designs
Adding a few lovely home decor items in Salmon and Glacier Gray to your space or to give as housewarming gifts is easy because I've done the discovery for you! Shop my 6 fabulous finds below!
1. Nordstrom at Home Faux Fur Throws
2. Christopher Knight Home Club Chair
3. Baby Aspen Ceramic Shark Bank
4. Beatriz Ball Vida Alegra Bowl
5. Industrial Rewind Soap Dispenser
6. Jonathan Adler Charade Studded Table Lamp
I've curated some more Salmon and Glacier Gray color inspiration on Pinterest! Tell me what you think!
Until next time, live 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!
cheers to a color duo that brings the holiday season to life!
there is only one word to describe this color combo - POW!
So bright, so brilliant. This color combo is unexpectedly fashionable and fabulous.
check out our color craze: orange and turquoise Pinterest board
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
images: beret, coat, clutch, pumps and cosmetics, enamel bangle bracelets by Gemmy Jewels for JulRe Designs
this rich color combo is decadent AND delicious.
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?
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
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
this match of pink and blue is not fancy-schmancy. on the contrary. it's bold, beautiful and brilliant!
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!
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