For 2013 It’s All about Blue

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The Color Marketing Group has reported that blue is the color of the year, so here are ways to use it.

What is Blue’s mood? What do I put with Blue? Are you blue about Blue?

Blue is one of the most versatile colors in the spectrum; it is also the most often selected favorite color globally. Blue is a happy color coming from the cool side of the palette that also is soothing and calming. This hue has been associated with boys but not as much at present as it is considered gender friendly.

Blues on the aqua side are perfect for bathrooms since they remind us of water or even a tropical beach getaway.  This color works great with the browns and beiges in granite and wood and of course deeper and brighter versions of the color family:

A touch of blue to a crisp white kitchen gives it a cozy feel. Here is a dusty blue often found in French Country designs. Just as in the bath color of aqua this dusty blue green coordinates with browns and beiges found in the wood on the floors and island and the countertop of glossy brown.

Blues range from the green side of aqua and turquoise to the red side of blue violet and periwinkle.  This soft pastel red shade blue coordinates with a deeper blue violet and the complementary colors of beige and dusty orange:

Other blue options include pops of red and black for drama:

Yellow is another interior option for blue:

Categories: Color psychology, Color Trends, Selecting Colors

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