Yesterday’s post was full of the possibilities for THE Color of 2014. But I’m going to make my prediction. Personally, I think it’s time for a nice, strong, blue. So that’s my bet,…a dark marine or navy blue. Blue, blue, blue. It has been gaining strength at High Point Market over the last few seasons, that I think a tipping point should be reached by now.
I also think blue suits the mood of the economy and the attitude of the marketplace, but not in a sad, depressed way. This strong, navy blue is working hard, focused and determined, making things happen and getting strong. I’ve even been sampling some blues for my kitchen backsplash, and it’s a color I think I could happily live with for many years to come. It’ll look good mixed with all the colors from the past few years (Tangerine Tango, Emerald, and Honeysuckle), and it looks awesome with black, white, and gray, too.
Blue was prevalent on the fall runways, with a sense of luxury and “old money”, but feeling unexpected at the same time. What I like best about navy blue is how it supports practically any color it is paired up with,…be it bright pink, citron yellow, emerald green, fresh white, or even black. It instantly creates a very adult design, without being stodgy.
We’ll know what The Pantone Institute chooses as the Color Of The Year in a few more months. But in the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for blue skies ahead,….and blue glass, and blue counterops, and blue lamps, and blue rugs, and blue chairs,….
As I was scheduling this very post, Pantone Institute announced it’s “Top 10 Women’s Pantone Colors” for Spring 2014. Okay, so number one isn’t necessarily a “Navy”, but it’s not the brightest cobalt either. So I’m going to claim I was right,…regardless. It’s Blue!
How did The Pantone Institute come up with these colors? They looked to fashion designers’ choice colors on the runway. Director Leatrice Eiseman explains, “What’s interesting is we’re seeing exciting and fashionable colors as well as more neutral ones. [...] There needs to be ‘equilibrium’, and that is a more serious word than ‘balance’.” Ooooh, serious!
What are your favorite colors that you’d use for interior projects from the above list? Would any make you cringe on anything other than a small accessory? At this point, do “Sand” and “Paloma” really need to even be included on such a list, as such staples of interior design already? Let us know what you think. And if you have a need to sample any one of these colors on Dreamwalls Color Glass back-painted glass, give us a call today: 1-800-334-7267