Dazzling Blue is in for 2014
Last year around this time, Pantone was announcing the 2013 colour of the year, and showcased a beautiful and deep emerald green. Because of that simple announcement, designers all over the world started preparing for the trend to take hold in shows on the telly as well as in magazines and at design fairs.
This year, the Pantone colour palette will be anchored by a dazzling blue, just as some of the big trend makers predicted a few months ago. So, look for a bright light blue to start appearing anytime now. But, just because dazzling blue has replaced emerald green, it doesn’t mean you have to throw out all of your accessories just yet.
Pantone Colours Style Guide
In fact, Pantone has a number of new colour groupings that they think will be the talk of the design town this year and have offered them up in groupings to showcase just how well (and easy) it is to put them together.
For those looking to carry on with the bright and jewel toned colours of the past year, look to colours like ski patrol, green flash, and emerald and methyl blue.
But, if you are always ready to jump on the next trend, well there is a palette for you as well, all centered around the new dazzling blue theme. Dubbed the Fluidity group by Pantone, this grouping features dazzling blue, scuba blue, fusion coral and dewberry, among others.
This bright and bold grouping will keep you right on trend. And remember, if you aren’t quite ready to go all in just yet, keep an eye out for all the accessories like throw pillows, vases and frames that will be out in these colors. These accessories will provide you with the perfect combination of on trend and style. Plus, they will give you an excuse to hit the shops each year for the newest in colour trends!
Have a style that is a little bit more romantic and subdued, the consider applying the Sculpted Simplicity collection. These colours are quite rich and romantic, in varying shades of deep purples, stormy blues and grays including iron, twilight mauve and grisaille.
The Choice is Yours
What Pantone does so well with these collections is they provide a little bit of something for everyone each year. And, they can help people understand what colour groupings work well together down the line.
If you are someone who has been looking for the perfect time to re-decorate your home or fix up a room that is a bit of need of a touch up, now is the perfect chance with all of these new wonderful Pantoone colours to work with directly.