Color Story: Marsala

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Pantone has spoken, and the color of the year is a far cry from last year’s Radiant Orchid! This year’s winning shade is described as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red color”, and has a fitting name to boot: Marsala. This beautiful color is a cross between a cool burgundy and a warm terracotta. We can’t wait to see how designers and decorators use this color in the coming year!
088832d0ba98346b98a7f9c75fac4a34We love this color paired with a light blue for an unexpected contrast.

 

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A perfect color to use in your winter wedding palette, this rich red screams to be seen against a snowscape.

 

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1784a5817e7ed3bf74c1f2f541a72ebaA romantic color for dresses, we’re expecting to see this color pop up throughout the holiday season!

Color Story: Celosia Orange

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With all of the hype around Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, you’d think that would be the only color on everyone’s minds. Not so! Pantone recently released the spring color trends for 2014, and Celosia Orange was a popular choice that we’re seeing all over the runways in inside the most fashionable homes.
Celosia FlowerThe name comes from the vibrant celosia flower. This beautiful bloom comes in a range of bright colors and has a slightly fuzzy texture.

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60s Orange Outfits

27039d590be54db52cf42c2f323bfd40Celosia Orange is definitely a statement-making color that’s not for the timid. But if you do decide to brave it, it will give you an undeniable glow.

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Orange Couch with Blue AccentsThis bold color is a popular choice for home decor too! It adds personality to any room, especially if placed against a neutral background. Need a color palette that never fails to impress? Try pairing Celosia Orange with teal or cornflower blue. These contrasting colors are a decor match made in heaven!
How will you be rocking this hot shade this season? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Pantone’s Radiant Orchid

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Pantone has picked its color of the year, and this time around the award goes to Radiant Orchid! This pink-purple hue is going to be all the rage this year, and we have a feeling you’ll see it on everything from fashion to kitchen appliances. If you’re itching to include the latest color of the year in YOUR life, you’re in luck because we have plenty of trim, ribbons and notions in this eye-popping shade.

Pleated Trim from M&J Trimming

Beaded Trim from M&J Trimming

These pleated and beaded trims are great for adding a vibrant touch to home decor. They would look great on a pillow, or a fun and funky apron!

Hand-Dyed Silk Ribbon from M&J Trimming

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This long fringe is perfect for home decor, but it can also be used to make a killer flapper skirt or dress!

Pom Pom Trim from M&J Trimming Satin Ribbon from M&J Trimming

We have satin ribbon in almost every color because it’s such a versatile style! Use it as a sash on a dress, a bow on a present or a beautiful hair tie.

Swarovski Crystal from M&J Trimming Swarovski Buttons from M&J TrimmingSwarovski crystals come in a wide range of colors, and we’re proud to have a wide selection! These pinks, reds and purples are great for adding a splash of sparkle to your attire.

Now that the wait is over and we know what color we’ll be seeing everywhere for the next year, how are you going to incorporate it into YOUR style?

Emerald Street Style

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In years past, Fashion Week was solely intended to showcase a designer’s collection. Now it has become a who’s who, and who’s wearing what in the fashion world. With the rise of social media outlets fashion week revolves around much more than the designers. Those attending shows now dress to impress ( fashion photographers that is) We at M&J can not handle how great some of the fashion selections have been. The D.I.Y options are endless; we’re already stocking up on fur, feathers, rhinestones and studs. Here is a recap of our favorite emerald green street style recaps from New York, Paris, and Milan Fashion Week.

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Top 5 Emerald D.I.Ys

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Emerald has been ruling the runways therefore it is only necessary to incorporate the “it color” into our lifestyles. Many bloggers have been creating emerald infused pieces and we’ve rounded up 5 that we particularly love.  The following D.I.Y’s will make everyone around you green with envy.
Click on the images for the tutorials on each piece.

VJuliet Emerald Bib Necklace

Bliss-athome Emerald Decorative Storage Box

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Glitter_N_Glue Emerald Green Button Ring

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HonestlyWTF Emerald Woven Charm Bracelet

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Kittenhood Featuring Vixy Blue’s Emerald Heart Brooch

A big thanks to VJuliet, Bliss-athome, Glitter_N_Glue, HonestlyWTF and Kittenhood for the inspiration.

Blogger Highlight:Trinkets in Bloom

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Here at M&J we are obsessed with emerald jewelry.  While browsing possible D.I.Y projects we came across a stunning bracelet created by Trinkets in Bloom. By using rhinestone trim, chain, and scissors featured at M&J this bracelet is sure to make heads turn.

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Check out the M&J Trimming’s site for all of your emerald needs!

Emerald Runway Inspiration

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Emerald has been selected as Pantone’s Color of the Year. Translation: we’ll be seeing a lot more of this upbeat hue. The entire industry has been mesmerized by Pantone’s color selection. Emerald has been popping up in home decor, jewelry and most recently on the runway. The green fashions are striking yet sophisticated. We at M&J are yearning to recreate some of these looks. Check out M&J Trimming for Emerald products so you too can join in on this craze. Here are a few of our favorite runway looks showcasing the color of the year.

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Have you been rocking the emerald look? See our selection of emerald products and don’t forget to post photos of your DIYs on Instagram (#MJTrimmingDIY) and Pinterest (@MJTrim) so we can see!