We so often associate summer with blue and turquoise or juicy orange, yellow and pink. Those colors completely evoke the fun-filled, sun-filled, 15-hours of sunlight days of summer. But what’s been popping up recently is a lot of dark green and gold. It might seem like an unexpected combination for summer but if you pay attention, it’s all around you. You find it in the color of the setting sun over the water at your favorite camp site and the color of the pine trees at dusk. It’s in the golden streaks you get in your hair from sitting at the pool too long and the color of the poblano peppers you toss on the grill for a snack.
It brings a mysterious feel to the season, a sultriness. And how beautiful against sun kissed skin or glinting in the early evening light! Try a jungle green dress for happy hour with skinny gold jewelry or a statement cuff and beachy waves in your hair. Wear a white denim jacket with a deep green watch and flat gold sandals. At home, start small with a green and gold tablescape or go bold with deep forest green cabinets and gold hardware.