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Feb 5, 2014

Pantone Colour of Spring 2014: Dazzling blue

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington

Pantone Colour of Spring 2014: Dazzling blue Author: Style At Home

Colour
Feb 5, 2014

Pantone Colour of Spring 2014: Dazzling blue

By: Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington

The winter blues might not be so bad this year – as long as you’re dreaming about Pantone’s hot new colour for Spring 2014, Dazzling Blue, and all the ways you can use this colour in your home. Pantone, the leading authority on colour, announced the hot new shade as a trend, which has been dubbed as a “peppy shade of cobalt” – a jolt of a true blue, not too much purple and not too much red. It was a prominent hue on the spring 2014 fashion runways (Chloe and Jenny Packham used it heavily, paired with blacks and whites), and it’s easy to incorporate into your home decor as well. Here are 10 picks to bring the vibrant colour into your home.
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1 Paint it blue
Use this bright shade of blue for a bold pop of colour or on an accent wall. Paint is an easy and inexpensive way to update your space and with this beautiful blue, your home will be right on trend. Cobalt Glaze 570B-7, behr.com, price upon request. colour-dazzling-blue-vase.jpg
2 Bright containers
Cheery and colourful, these mason jars with a cool blue tint will add a splash of colour and light to your kitchen decor. Use them as a vase in your living area or as storage on your desk. Set of 3 mason jars, Etsy, $26.14. colour-dazzling-blue-sheets.jpg
3 Add in stripes
It’s easy to mix a bold colour into an otherwise neutral decor when you do it with stripes. A mix of white and dazzling blue will not only give your home a nautical feel, but it’s also a classic look that will never go out of style. PB classic stripe duvet set, Pottery Barn, $52.26 to 65.66.  colour-dazzling-blue-pillow.jpg
4 Accent cushions

One of the easiest ways to incorporate any new trend or colour into your home is with throw cushion and pillows. These will be perfect for an outdoor setting, or on a chaise next to a sunny window. Cobalt blue and navy striped pillow set, Etsy, $174.27. colour-dazzling-blue-fridge.jpg 5 Make blue your focal point
If dazzling blue is your colour, then go all out and make your kitchen appliances the focal point for this rich shade. This SMEG fridge will do the trick, and will add a retro feel to your space, too. SMEG refrigerator, West Elm, $2,232. colour-dazzling-blue-cup.jpg
6 Bring blue to the dining table
These graduated blue glasses have an old-fashion tumbler vibe and will make you appreciate all shades of blue, not just 2014’s hottest hue, Dazzling Blue. Welcome blue double old-fashioned glass, Crate&Barrel, $11.74 each. colour-dazzling-blue-chair.JPG
7 Rocking chair

Bring bright blue into your home and we’re pretty sure you’ll feel a bit happier. How could you not, especially when you’ve used the colour in the form of this slick rocking chair? Rocking chair, IKEA, $149. colour-dazzling-blue-placemat.jpg
8 Set the table
A punch of pretty blue beneath your regular tableware will keep you on trend and liven up your dining room. Solid placemat in antique blue, Indigo, $8. colour-dazzling-blue-carpet.jpg
9 Beneath your feet

Rugs are a great way to add colour to your home. In this case, you not only get the dash of Dazzling Blue, but also a geometric print that will add visual interest to any space. Wool rug, West Elm, $27.92. colour-dazzling-blue-art.jpg
10 Add some artwork

If you’ve always wanted to invest in a piece of art and blue happens to be your favourite colour, this is the perfect year to take the plunge. With a piece like this original oil painting, it will really make a statement. "Blue Jinlu" Painting, horchow.com, $1,975.
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