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      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

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      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!

       

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      Bellini and Glazed Ginger

      Bellini and Glazed Ginger

      A sultry brown hue paired with an ethereal peachy-blush tone makes this color duo a seductive match!

      Brown can represent steadfastness and simplicity while light blush colors often signify vigor and freshness.  We have paired sweet Glazed Ginger with the delicate and graceful Bellini is a yin and yang combo. perfect for classic styles, moods and even flavors.

      One of my favorite flavor pairings is ginger and peach.  The pungency of ginger actually contrasts with the full fruitiness of peach but for my palate, they're a match made in food nirvana.  I like to use this flavor mix for many recipes, but cocktails are my favorite.  I'm currently captivated by this Ginger Peach Bellini from Daily Waffle! You will understand my obsession once you try the recipe below.

      Gingery Peach Bellini - Daily Waffleimage above and recipe below: Daily Waffle

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      GINGERY PEACH BELLINIS

      Serves: 1

      INGREDIENTS

      • 2 oz. ginger peach syrup
      • 4 oz. prosecco (La Marca is slightly sweet and makes for a nice Bellini)

      INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Pour 2 oz. of ginger peach syrup into a champagne flute. Top with prosecco. Yep, that's it.


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      Energy opposites attract with this Color Craze twosome, and what better way to celebrate a strong coupling than with looks that are sure to WOW!  I've curated 2 style boards below. The first look is with pieces that can easily work for an evening out with your partner or a daytime wedding. Go forth and  SHOP!

      Color Craze: Bellini and Glazed Ginger Style Board - The Color Lab Blog

      1. Elisabeth Earrings from JulRe Designs

      2. OUGES Stand Collar Sleeveless Dress - an unbelievable price!

      3. Tom Ford Lip Color in Wild Ginger

      4. ALLSAINTS Captain Leather Crossbody Bag

      5. Enzo Angiolini Addalyn Strappy Sandal

      6. Cirque Colors Nail Polish in Met Steps

      7. NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Surabaya

       

      SHOP Bloomingdales! 

      The second look below is a more casual outfit perfect for an upscale  BBQ or an early evening rooftop cocktail party. Such fabulous finds that are wallet-friendly too!

      Color Craze - Bellini and Glazed Ginger - Style Board 2

      1. Helen Kaminski Villa Straw Hat

      2. Belle Pogue Steampunk Peasant Top

      3. Kate Spade New York Kiya Sunglasses

      4. Rag & Bone Atlas Belt Bag

      5. GemmyJewels Thin Stone Bracelet 

      6. Marc Fisher LTD Alida Espadrille Platform Wedge

      7. TIBI Side Snap Shorts

      8. Cirque Color Creme Nail Polish in Coffee Talk

      9. Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Peachy

      I'm so inspired by this tasty color pairing for fashion, food and home decor. I'd love to see your favorite ways to use Bellini and Glazed Ginger together or individually by sharing your style with us on Instagram or Facebook.

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      Until next time, keep living a color-filled life!

       

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      Hawaii Ocean and Dazzling Blue

      Hawaii Ocean and Dazzling Blue

      Blue hues represent openness, serenity and restoration, and what better way to celebrate spring than by giving a refreshing look to your home decor?

      Our newest Color Craze duo, Hawaii Ocean and Dazzling Blue mesh the bright blue of the with the deeper, complimentary shade of Dazzling Blue to make a beautiful pairing that is sure to reinvigorate, bring inner peace and stability as we transition from the renewing energy of spring into the slower (and hotter!) summer months.

      Blue palettes like this combo transport my mind to the restfulness and tranquility of our beautiful oceans. Our oceans need help now more than ever. In honor of World Oceans Day, coming up on June 8, 2019, join me in supporting this wonderful cause that strives to promote a healthy future for our bountiful bodies of water.

       

      World Oceans Day is celebrated each year in collaboration with the Ocean Project and connects events, volunteers and donors from around the world that support the health of our worldwide waters. Find more information, including how to donate to World Oceans Day, here. For more information about the Ocean Project, click here.

      Blue hues are always in style, and they can really add a sophisticated look to your home.  This combination storage and dining area featured on Domino’s style blog is a perfect example.


      The bright and bold look of this New York City kitchen-dining room hybrid makes a statement that is sure to be remembered by all who visit it.

      For a subtler take, these bathroom tiles featured on Designtra are perfect for when a bath needs to be an escape to more placid waters than those that come from the faucet.

      Image:  Designtra


       

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      While creating an entire room in this duo may not be in your interest or budget, there’s always room for accents. I will be decorating with some bold accent pieces inspired by Hawaii Ocean and Dazzling Blue this late Spring season.  Here are my 8 favorite home decor finds:


      1. Le Creuset Mini Round Cocotte

      2. Easeland Microplush Blanket

      3. Michael Aram Dip Dye Ombre Resort Towel

      4. HomCom High Back Accent Ottoman Chair

      5. Le Creuset Stoneware Storage Cannister  

      6. KitchenAid 5 QT Stand Mixer in Crystal Blue

      7. MoonRest Decorative Throw Pillow Case  

      8. Sunkey Small Glass Flower Vase

      Transitioning from the bustling energy of spring into the slow-down of summer makes this time a great one to focus on renewing the energy of your home.  If you incorporate Hawaii Ocean and Dazzling Blue into your home decor this season, be sure to tag @JulReDesigns on Instagram and use the hashtag #colorfilledlife to be featured on our Instagram page!

      For even more Hawaii Ocean and Dazzling Blue inspiration, find this week's Color Craze combo on our board of curated images on Pinterest.

      Until next time, keep living a color-filled life,

      Juliet

       

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      Rosebud and Festival Fuchsia

      Rosebud and Festival Fuchsia

      Purple hues like Rosebud and Festival Fuchsia combine the fiery, passionate red with the calm and stable blue in unstoppable and vibrant hues.  Who else do we know who is fiery, passionate, stable, calm and unstoppable all at once? Moms, of course!

      We chose this luxe duo to celebrate our moms.  Even though we here at the Color Lab celebrate moms everywhere every day, it’s always nice to do something special for mom on Mother’s Day.  I love Mother’s Day and make sure to celebrate the moms in my life every year with a special thank you for their hard work in raising the next generation of little thinkers and doers.  

      This year I decided to do something extra special for Mother’s Day through this week's Color Craze.  I’ve personally collected my favorite gift ideas featuring Rosebud and Festival Fuchsia finds. Find my ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide below.  With gifts for so many different kinds of moms, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift (or maybe even a treat for yourself)!

      First up is a special recipe for those looking to go the homemade route for their Mother's Day gift!  This Roasted Blueberry Creme Fraiche Ice Cream from Savory Simple is an indulgent dessert sure to please moms with a sweet tooth.

      Image:  Savory Simple

      This ice cream is as decadent as it is fresh and fruity, with rich roasted blueberries for a luxurious take on dessert.  This recipe is a labor of love, so who better to make it for than mom? Find the recipe here!

      Next up, we have the traditional.  Here are my picks for some traditional stylish fashions, housewares and accessories for every mom in your life:

      1. For the homebody mom:  Simpatico Hobnail Glass Candle

      2. For the sporty mom:  Fitbit Alta

      3. For the working mom:  Urban CoCo Women’s Drape Front Open Cardigan

      4. For the mom who deserves a splurge gift:  Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

      5. For the jet-setting mom:  Lug Nap Sack Pillow and Blanket

      6. For the green thumb mom:  Floral Supply Online Spring Garden Vase in Purple Passion

      7. For the cutting edge mom:  Butter London Nail Laquer in Easy Peasy

      Whether you opt for a traditional wrapped gift or a simple homemade pleasure, mom is sure to love whatever way you celebrate her this Mother’s Day.  If you’d like to share any of your Mother’s Day gifts or celebrations with me, be sure to tag @JulReDesigns on Instagram and use the hashtag #colorfilledlife. Your photo could be featured on our Instagram, Facebook or even in our INsider newsletter!

      Until next time, keep living a color-filled life!

      Golden Rod and Bronze Brown

      Golden Rod and Bronze Brown

      It’s all about the throwback with this craze!  


      Image:  Flickr

      Golden Rod and Bronze Brown brings us back to the groovy 70s, when bold color combos were so fly. The warm Golden Rod pairs so well with the smooth Bronze Brown for a far out combo. Can you dig it?

      The Food Charlatan’s brown sugar yellow cake with chocolate frosting is the perfect companion to this smooth craze.  It’s sweet, warm and gooey with a rich and decadent finish.  I know I will be serving this cake for a rich summer dessert soon.  Find the recipe here!


       

       

      I will be using this craze to create a simple look that hearkens back to simpler times. Here are some of my favorite Golden Rod and Bronze Brown finds:



      1. Milumia Women's Lantern Sleeve Pleated Detail Button Down Blouse Shirt

      2. Lawliet Linen Summer Womens Kentucky Derby Wide Brim Sun Hat 

      3. Need Sunglasses? By OPI Polish  

      4. Lady Backpack Casual Rucksack for Women

      5. PRETTYGARDEN Women’s Fashion High Elastic Waist Polka Dot Printed Pleated Midi Vintage Skirts with Pockets

      6. Jim Halo Retro Round Mirrored Sunglasses

      7. Vince Camuto Fretzia Perforated Boot

      8. INC International Concepts ID Card case

      I can’t wait to use this color duo to add a throwback kick to my style this summer.  Will you be joining me? If you’d like to share your Golden Rod and Bronze Brown-inspired fashion, food or home decor with me, be sure to tag @JulReDesigns on Instagram and use the hashtag #colorfilledlife.  Your photo could be featured on our Instagram, Facebook or even in our INsider newsletter!

      For even more Golden Rod and Bronze Brown inspiration, find this week's Color Craze combo on our board of curated images on Pinterest.


      As always, keep living a color-filled life!