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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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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

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 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


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

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Fuchsia and Red

a deep, hot pink merged with a spicy, fiery red creates an explosion of color that does nothing but excite.

Fuchsia and Red Quote

you can find a plethora of vibrant examples of this energy packed color coupling on our Color Craze: Fuchsia and Red board on Pinterest.

Color Craze: Fuchsia and Red Color Board

And fear not - this color mix is totally wearable. Shop our Style Board below to mix, match or just be inspired by this pretty pair.

Fuchsia and Red Style Boardimages (top left to right, clockwise): Alexander McQueen Petal Print Skull Scarf, Staud Joyce Two-Tone Crepe de Chine Jumpsuit, MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Full FuchsiaChristian Louboutin Nail Colour in Edgypopi, The Bangle Bar at JulRe Designs Fuchsia BraceletsKenneth Cole Viola Satin Fringe Slide SandalsSanMario Designer Handbag Top Handle Padlock Women's Leather Bag

Kelly Green and Mint

Fresh, clean, crisp. This color mix is totally intoxicating and invigorating.

Orange Juice and Creamsicle

Juicy delicious! Our latest color mix is one sweet treat!

Oscar Wilde Color Quote

We are so inspired by the colorful things we discover on Pinterest. Check out our latest finds in Orange Juice and Creamsicle.

Color Craze: Orange Juice and Creamsicle on Pinterest

We know that warm weather will arrive sooner or later but what better way to keep hope alive than treating your wardrobe to a few items in the sumptuous shades of orange. Shop our Style Board below!
Orange Juice and Creamsicle Style Board

Ultra Violet and Lime Punch

Neighbors on the color wheel, this POW!erful color combo creates a palette full of energy!

POW! Ultra Violet and Lime Punch

Vibrant. Invigorating. Refreshing. All words that vividly describe Pantone's Color of the Year, Ultra Violet and Spring 2018 sidekick, Lime Punch.

We've curated an eclectic group of images in this color mix on our Color Craze board on Pinterest.

Color Craze: Ultra Violet and Lime Punch

Want to add a new dimension to a neutral look? Add either of these hues for a color punch. Or wear them both for instant "wow". Shop the Style Board below:

Ultra Violet & Lime Punch Style Board

images (top left, clockwise): Gucci Luxurious Moisture-Rich Lipstick in Tiger LilyNCLA Sagittarius Nail LacquerSHRIMPS Davide high-neck wool-blend sweater, JulRe Designs Idalia Earrings, Gucci Skinny Flare Trousers, Opening Ceremony Dylan Stretch Leather Boots, JulRe Designs Sasha Bangle BraceletsBuxton Gabriella Satchel

Glam Gold

All that GOLD! Sparkle, shimmer and shine with this glitzy, dazzling color.

Stay Golden

Gold is the color of extravagance, wealth, riches, and excess but also associated with illumination, love, compassion, courage, passion and magic. And it's not just for jewelry. 

Be sure to check out our Color Craze: Gilt & Sparkle board on Pinterest for more glitz and glitter!

Glam Gold on Pinterest

Gold's glow is exciting. It's flashy. It's extravagant. It's 24 carat fashion fabulosity! Be bold. Wear gold any time, day or night. From a touch of shimmery gloss over your everyday lipstick to a luxe leather biker jacket, gold is always fun and fresh!

Glam Gold Style Board

images: (top left, clockwise) gucci metallic beret, dsquared belted coat, JulRe Designs Renata Earringsmanokhi v-neck dressMARYAM NASSIR ZADEH agnes leather ankle boots, burberry beauty nail polish, michael michael kors barbara small envelope clutch, JulRe Designs Ulla BraceletL’Oreal Color Riche Gold Obsession Lipstick in Pure Gold

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