212Trend: Color of the Year 2014 Dazzling Blue in Modern Décor
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t’s that time of the year again when fashion designers, critiques and fashionistas tune in to Fashion Week to find out the latest trends, must-haves and color of the year for 2014. Truly, the fashion world’s enormous influence does not stop on the runway or your wardrobe. Simply put, whatever’s trending in fashion right now extends to the home in the way of interior design trends. Read More
It’s that time of the year again when fashion designers, critiques and fashionistas tune in to Fashion Week to find out the latest trends, must-haves and color of the year for 2014. Truly, the fashion world’s enormous influence does not stop on the runway or your wardrobe. Simply put, whatever’s trending in fashion right now extends to the home in the way of modern interior design trends.
Color of 2014
If you’re gearing up for a power shopping trip to the mall, favourite boutique or furniture store to accommodate 2014’s color of the year, then you’re in luck because we promise you will find this vibrant shade in abundance.
"This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. That being said, the colors of 2014 are composed of natural, neutral and eye-popping colors led by Dazzling Blue, the year’s top color.
While blue may look one and the same to the untrained eye, the Dazzling Blue, as described by the Pantone Color Institute, is scintillating. It’s also the color of choice for Citibank’s bike sharing program and Facebook’s Social Butterfly Blue. Other colors pegged to invade your closet and home next year, and in fact, can now be seen in some homes, include Violet Tulip, Radiant Orchid, Celosia Orange, Freesia Yellow, Cayenne, Placid Blue, Paloma, Sand, and Hemlock.
Modern decors in dazzling blue
It’s not even 2014, but modern homes today are already donning next year’s top color of choice, the Dazzling Blue. Thanks to the flexibility of the color, it can be paired very well with other hues. Just like the color of the sky, absolutely any color that you can find in your surrounding can blend well with the the coming year’s blue, and give a cooler and more calming effect to your home or office space. Let’s take a look at the creative use of Dazzling Blue in modern décors today.
If you think that combining different shades of blue in one room can be monotonous, dull or boring, think again. This room is cool and charming – the light blue walls that are almost the same hue as the Placid Blue, gives it an airy look, and complements the astounding view of the pool and all the greens outside the room. The dark, rich, dazzling blue daybed, on the one hand, gives a stark contrast to the subdued color of the room, making it more interesting. The wall art adds a distinct characteristic to the bare walls.
The blue modern settee gives a nice contrasting effect to the space’s neutral colors of sand, beige and white. It adds an edge to the otherwise monotone look of the living room.
If you’re thinking of decorating your dining space with a primary color that will make it stand out really well, then Blue is the color for you. This minimalist dining room is one space where you would want to while away the hours and take in all the beauty that is the color blue – blue-painted wall with blue-hued wall art, blue dining chairs, and blue flowers in blue bottles – perfect mood-setter.
Dramatic, bold and artistic – these are words that best describe this modern living room. The hand painted wall art gives the room an intriguing and striking touch; the blue ottoman and accent pillows also in blue complement very well the grey lounge chairs.
Plush and comfortable, this blue living room may seem masculine; but, it actually gives off a feminine vibe, thanks to its padded L-shaped sofas. Needless to say, the room evokes artistic inspiration with its abstract wall arts.
If you’re looking for a furniture that will make a statement for you, why not get one in a bold and dazzling color such as blue? This cabinet may very well be your room’s focal point with its dramatic design and color set amidst dark and neutral tones.
Learn more about the upcoming color trends for 2014 via the source, on Pantone.com.
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