The Colors You’re Going to See Everywhere in 2020

From moody hues to vibrant shades, here are the colors homeowners will be craving in the year ahead.

By Monique Valeris

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Any interior designer will confirm that color has the power to transform a room, whether it’s a bold accent wall or an unexpected painted ceiling. But pinpointing the perfect color for your space can be quite tricky sometimes, so we’ve decided to consult with top designers and color experts for a bit of direction. What colors will dominate homes in 2020? From rich, moody hues to elegant neutrals, here are the top colors you’ll be tempted to incorporate into your home in the year ahead.

 

Warm Pastels

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“Pastels are still hugely popular, but I think we’re gravitating towards pastels with added warmth and earthy undertones. For overall color palettes, we’re using a mix of both spring and autumnal colors.” — Young Huh of Young Huh Interiors

Bold Monochromatics

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“Monochromatic does not have to be pale. Colors like Cobalt Blue, Kelly Green, or even Aubergine can evoke monochromatic in a daring way, that’s full of personality and elegance.” — Jonathan Rachman of Decorist
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Dusty Teal

“My new color crush is a dusty teal. It is actually an amazing neutral that pairs well with so many colors: camel, rust, navy, peach and pale woods, like white oak and birch. Plus, I love colors that are deep and calming at the same time.” — Amy Sklar of Amy Sklar Design
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“No fear! I love ikats with crazy, punchy color combinations that don’t back down. I’m seeing a lot every time I travel—prints with a caravan of colors.” — John Robshaw of John Robshaw Textiles

 

For more décor color trends for 2020, go to:

https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/color/g29629030/color-trends-2020/

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The Trendiest Hair Colors for Winter

Slide 2 of 23: This ultra-flattering warm blonde, seen on the likes of Gigi Hadid, is “an ashy golden beige,” according to Stephanie Brown, Master Colorist at IGK Salon Soho in New York City.

 

Slide 16 of 23: You don't need to dye your hair purple to make a dramatic statement this winter. Long, black hair like Kim Kardashian's stands out, yet looks natural with all skin tones.

Slide 21 of 23: Amy Adams's glossy auburn is exactly what your winter hair Pinterest was missing. Why? Her red is vibrant, yet not brassy.

Slide 13 of 23: Already blonde or platinum blonde? Try an icy hue  like Cara Delevingne's for winter. Bonus: The rigorous upkeep means more time spent indoors at a warm and cozy hair salon.

Slide 10 of 23: If you're stuck between blonde and brunette, get the best of both worlds with a soft fade from dark roots to blonde hair. To brighten your look on dark winter days, frame your face with blonde pieces like Margot Robbie.

Slide 8 of 23: Take red hair a few notches warmer for winter with a dusky crimson shade. Zendaya's shade has hints of chardonnay red with onyx and auburn accents for dimension.

Slide 6 of 23: “For brunettes with almost black hair, like Lizzo or Shay Mitchell, look for an almost gold undertone for the hair,” Brown suggests. “It should almost be like gold flecks are reflecting off of it.”

Slide 4 of 23: Billie Eilish’s signature look may be daring, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be trending. “I think people will like to play around with a version of this look by starting out with platinum hair, dying the roots one color, and leaving the ends either platinum or dying it another,” predicts Brown. “Pastel colors would be ideal for this look,” she adds.

 

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Article By:  Bazaar and Halie Lesavage and Lindy Segal

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13 Best German Christmas Markets

From The Conde Nast Traveler

While other countries draw crowds with their holiday traditions, no one does Christmas quite like Germany. Its festive holiday season kicks off at the end of November and runs up until the beginning of January, and includes traditional cookies and cakes like Lebkuchen and Pfeffernüsse sold in stores and markets, decorative trees and wreaths filling public spaces, and picturesque old towns given the fairy-tale treatment with twinkling lights and glowing candles placed in the windows of shops and residences. (All that Glühwein no doubt has something to do with it, too.) One of the best ways to experience the holidays in Germany? A Christkindlmarkt, or Christmas market. Here, in no particular order, are 13 of the country’s best markets.

 

 

This article was written by Katherine Lagrave in November 2018.   As always, it’s best to check ahead for the exact 2019 dates.

https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/the-best-christmas-markets-in-germany

 

Underwater Photos That Will Take Your Breath Away

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Earth’s landscapes offer much to behold — but it’s equally stunning, in an entirely different way, under the surface of the sea.

In the depths of our oceans (and lakes and rivers), you’ll find extraordinary creatures and settings so striking, they don’t look like they’re from our planet at all.

Here, we’re sharing some of our favorite underwater pictures, taken off the coasts of Australia, Mexico, Hawaii and beyond. It’s the next best thing to donning a wetsuit and diving in yourself.

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Kayaking at sunset in Papua, Indonesia

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Going for a swim off the coast of Hawaii’s Waikiki Beach

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Finding solitude beneath the sun-dappled sea in Oahu, Hawaii

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Befriending sea turtles in Oahu, Hawaii

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Shallow-water swimming in Slovenia’s Lake Jasna

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Lemon sharks patrolling the seas in the Bahamas

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A Simple Thank You

Upon checking my Pinterest account this morning, I was gratified to learn that my Pinterest boards has been viewed over one million times this month.  Thank you to those WordPress friends who helped make this milestone possible.  I will continue to post content that I hope you will enjoy reading, on this blog and on my boards.  Here is a link to my Pinterest boards if you want to have a look:

https://www.pinterest.com/dhickey389/boards/

 

Hand, Write, Pen, Paper, Thank You, Letters

9 fashion trends inspired by the 2000s that are coming back in style

Attention fashionistas.  There is this rumbling coming from the 2000’s that is beginning to catch some attention  Check out these fashion trends making a big comeback.

By Amanda Krause and Insider

 

The fashion industry is feeling nostalgic for the early 2000s.

From Urban Outfitters to Fashion Nova, shoppers can now find clothes and accessories that look like they were plucked from the early aughts. Puka shell necklaces are available to buy online, and heeled flip flops seem to be a favored footwear choice among celebrities.

Here’s a look at some of the 2000s-inspired fashion trends that are coming back in style.

Slide 2 of 10: 
  Between the '90s and early 2000s, just about everyone owned a
  pair of platform sandals. Steve Madden's classic black shoes were
  especially popular, known for their giant rubber soles and thick
  elastic bands. 

  Back in April, Steve Madden 
  brought the sandals back exclusively at Urban Outfitters, and

  they're still available to buy today for $70.

Slide 3 of 10: 
  Throughout the early aughts, button-up cardigans were a staple in
  many wardrobes. The garments were typically worn over camisole
  tank tops, though some people also wore them as tops.

  Thanks to celebrities like 
  Bella Hadid, the style is popular once again in 2019. Even
  stores like Forever 21 are now offering button-up cardigans, like
  the 
  Faux Pearl Button-Front Cardigan ($25).

Slide 4 of 10: 
  Though headbands were already popular in the '90s, 
  Blair Waldorf from "Gossip Girl" made them even more so in
  the early 2000s. Now, with 
  a reboot in the works, headbands are having a resurgence. 

  At the time of this post, stores like 
  Bloomingdales and 
  Nordstrom are selling high-end versions of the accessories,
  like the 
  Embellished Knot Headband by designer Lele Sadoughi ($150).
  Anthropologie
  also has more affordable options.

Slide 5 of 10: 
  From Kim Kardashian West to Rihanna, celebrities can't get enough
  of the divisive footwear trend. The latter star seems to be one
  of the first stars to bring the trend back from the 2000s,
  debuting heeled flip flops during the Fenty Puma By Rihanna
  runway show in 2017.

  Since then, other stars have also donned the shoes, while brands
  like 
  ASOS and 
  Yeezy have started to sell their own versions. Designers like
  Jeffrey Campbell also sell versions, such as the 
  Thong 2 Slide Sandals ($49.95) pictured above.

    Read more: 
  Celebrities like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian are bringing
  high-heeled flip flops back from the early 2000s

Slide 6 of 10: 
  Once a 
  status symbol of the early 2000s, neon tracksuits are now a
  nostalgic nod to fashion of the past. The two-piece sets started
  to come back
  last year, and now it's common to find retailers such as
  Fashion Nova selling pieces like the 
  Original Trendsetter Velour Set ($29.99).

Slide 7 of 10: 
  While celebrities bring back trends they previously wore 10 years
  ago, members of Gen Z are taking ownership of styles created
  before they were born.

  For example, VSCO girls are known for wearing 
  necklaces made from seashells, which were first popular
  between the '90s and 2000s. Retailers such as Urban Outfitters
  are capitalizing on the trend with items like 
  the Pacific Palms Shell Necklace ($18).

Slide 8 of 10: 
  Arguably one of the best things about tie dye is that it can be
  worn in numerous ways, from T-shirts to accessories. Thanks to
  its versatility - as well as a 
  hectic political climate - the print is now back in style.
  Anthopologie's 
  AGOLDE Richie Tie-Dyed Sweatshirt ($158) is just one example
  on the market.

Slide 9 of 10: 
  Last year, tube tops began popping up in stores and online.
  Celebrities also put 
  their own twists on the style, bringing back a trend that is
  still going today. Not only is Forever 21 selling versions of the
  top - like the 
  Velvet Glitter Tube Crop Top ($9.99) - but so are brands like

  ASOS, 
  Revolve, and H&M.

Slide 10 of 10: 
  If you miss the oversized, colorful sunglasses of the early
  aughts, don't fret. Colored lenses are back in style, with brands
  like 
  Opening Ceremony and Guess
  - which sells the Originals
  Pink Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($49), pictured above - offering
  versions of the look.

      Read more:

        Rihanna wore a strapless dress with heeled
        flip flops for a look that'll take you back to the early
        2000s

        Harry
        Styles keeps his clothes in a 'giant refrigerator' with
        24-hour surveillance to preserve them

        A
        woman makes thousands of dollars a day as a hand model, but
        her job requires more hard work than you might think

        Factory workers who make Lululemon
        leggings say they're beaten, humiliated, and earn as little
        as $106 per month, a new report says

Thanks, Amanda.  I guess the moral is don’t throw anything away because you never know…

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/fashion/9-fashion-trends-inspired-by-the-2000s-that-are-coming-back-in-style/ss-AAJnDSo?ocid=spartanntp