Green and blue ac­ces­sories for home, fash­ion and beauty

on watery hues of green and blue

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - CONTENTS -

There is a new tide rolling in for spring . . .

You don’t have to look be­yond the great out­doors to see how Mother Na­ture has in­flu­enced this sea­son’s pal­ette. Beauty, home decor, fash­ion and ac­ces­sories are all awash in en­er­giz­ing shades of blues and greens, bring­ing a wel­come splash of colour.

Sea-in­spired hues from the deep­est ocean blue to sap­phire, cobalt, turquoise, elec­tric and corn­flower, add a pop of colour that can add a re­sort-like feel to any look or room. While there may be close to 50 shades of blue, green has the star shade with the colour emer­ald. Deemed Pan­tone’s Colour of the Year, beauty pow­er­house Sephora even de­signed an en­tire col­lec­tion around this lush hue. It’s easy be­ing green this year. Find leafy hues rang­ing from grass to jade, and ret­roglam shades of lime and mint.

If you just want to get your toes wet with th­ese colours – a lit­tle splash does the trick. Brighten up any out­fit with a green pair of shoes or a state­ment hand­bag; play up your eyes with a blue liner or shadow; paint an ac­cent wall for a Mediter­ranean feel. Your bath­room can also be re­freshed with glass tiles and ac­ces­sories to tie it all to­gether.

No mat­ter how deep you dive into th­ese watery shades, you can’t help but feel na­ture’s in­vi­ta­tion to ride the wave and start fresh this spring.

Melissa Shabin­sky is an eco-preneur, passionate about the beau­ti­ful side of all things or­ganic and healthy.


Ben­jamin Moore, Emer­ald isle, Iguana blue; toi­let roll, IKEA, $6; Sephora + Pan­tone Uni­verse Color The­ory Shadow Block In Bionic, Sephora, $31; Selma hand­bag, Michael Kors, $368; tile, SPA se­ries, Hawai­ian blue, CERAGRES; tile Mood se­ries turquesa, CERAGRES; Vince Ca­muta san­dal, Town Shoes, $130; Torre and Ta­gus bam­boo vase, Shep­herd’s $60; Nars eye shadow duo in Mad Mad World, Sephora $39; Sephora + Pan­tone Uni­verse Color Code Pris­matic Shadow Block, $26.

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