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      Placid Blue and Yellow Pear

      Placid Blue and Yellow Pear - JulRe Designs LLC

      Color Craze: Placid Blue and Yellow Pear

      Cheery, springy, pastels-a-poppin'!

      Sunshine printPlacid Blue and Yellow Pear together make me smile. The pleasant print you see above in these happy colors makes me almost love the idea of wallpaper. (gasp!) But alas, the thought has now been pushed from my decorative consciousness. It says a lot about this color duo if its prettiness invited me to have a brief visit to the mystical land of wall coverings. No offense to those who can appreciate the wonders of latex, vinyl and adhesive. I personally have more of an aesthetic connection to paint, brushes and rollers. Nevertheless, these hues are a perfectly refreshing pairing for any room in your home, no matter how the colors are applied.

      Placid Blue and Yellow Pear - Bedroom and Dining Room

      images: top: Blue and Yellow Bedroom on bhg.com, bottom: Yellow and Blue Dining Room on decoist.com

      For more inspiration take a look at our COLOR CRAZE: Placid Blue and Yellow Pear on Pinterest!

      JulRe Designs Disclaimers

      If your passion is fashion then you'll love how these pretty pastel colors work into your already existing wardrobe or how you can create great Spring and Summer looks for that daytime wedding and reception without looking too precious by adding few new pieces that I've recently uncovered on Amazon Fashion, all at incredible prices. Check out my Style Board picks in Placid Yellow and Yellow Pear color palette below for shopping details!Color Craze - Placid Blue and Yellow Pear - Style Board

      1.  Dress (Dresspic)

      2.  Labradorite and Lapis Earrings (Custom by JulRe Designs)

      3.  Dress (Bbonlinedress)

      4.  Pumps (J. Renee)

      5.  Clutch (Hobo Glory)

      6.  Wallet (Michael Kors)

      7.  Topaz, Citrine and Agate Necklace (Custom by JulRe Designs)

      8.  Sandals (Allegra K)

       

      Until next time, live a color-filled life!

      Juliet

       

      The Greens

      The Greens - JulRe Designs LLC

      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 - JulRe Designs LLC

      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!

       

      New Arrivals

      Living Coral

      Living Coral - JulRe Designs LLC

      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

      shopping guide (top left to right, clockwise): KitchenAid® Artisan Stand MixerMadhouse by Michael Aram Opaque Disposable FlatwareDeanery Glaze Melamine Dinner PlateCuracao Coral Electric KettlePlatinum Series Range from BlueStar

      While we are enamored with Living Coral, we would be remiss if we didn't acknowledge that the name of the color reminds us that coral reefs around the world are suffering. Why care about reefs? Here's what we found on coral.org

      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

      where to buy (top left to right, clockwise): Pared Eyewear Women's Up & At Em Oversized Round SunglassesERES Les Essentiels Cesar cotton-jersey mini dressSCALA Big Brim Cotton Sun HatSenreve Mini Maestra SatchelGentle Souls by Kenneth Cole Colleen Espadrille, Apple iPhone XR, OPI Nail Polish, Burt Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Liquid Lipstick

      *This post DOES NOT contain affiliate links. 

      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