Green and blue accessories for home, fashion and beauty
on watery hues of green and blue
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.