1. It’s the perfect color to transition your makeup bag from winter to spring.
We’re approaching that awkward time in between seasons when your brain says “spring is here,” but the universe says “at least six more weeks of bitter cold.” It may not be time to switch over to bright fuchsia lipstick just yet, but you can ease out of burgundy and slowly start working raspberry into the mix. We love Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in 512 and Maybelline Color Elixir by Color Sensational in Raspberry Rhapsody. Not bold lip type of gal? Lancôme Blush Subtil in Plum Noir makes for a fabulous flush on the cheeks.
2. It can brighten your home.
Adding a few raspberry-colored home accessories is a quick and easy way to brighten any space and instantly lift your spirits when you walk into the room. Toss a new pillow on your couch. This Plum & Bow Layered Lace Pillow makes a lovely accent to a neutral color scheme. Or pick a bold new vase. This sleek, modern CB2 Flask Vase is striking with or without flowers. Can’t commit to that splash of color in your living room? Brighten up the inside of your handbag with a raspberry-hued cosmetic case like this Ted Baker Rosette Cosmetics Case.