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Blue is Hot Color Trend in 2014

The hottest trend color for 2014 is Blue. According to the Color Trend experts at Pantone this means ‘Dazzling Blue’, Pantone’s cobalt #18-3949 and ‘Placid Blue’ a soft and inviting pastel #15-3920. The designers at Beasley & Henley Interior Design (Winter Park and Naples) enthusiastically agree.

Blue has never gone out of style, but like many colors it ebbs and flows in popularity.

Blues in general are a perennial favorite, often referred to as ‘a pocket-sized vacation of sea and sky’. According to psychologists who explore the intricate interaction of color, behavior and mood, blue’s basic emotional valence is calmness and open-endedness, in contrast to the aggression associated with colors such as red. People associate blues with the positive characteristics of wisdom, loyalty and trust.

In home design, Blues will be seen in fabrics, lighting, wall colors, lacquered finishes and much more. In additional, they will make glamorous statements in focal piece chandeliers and rugs. Placid Blue fabrics can be matched easily with complementary colors such as yellow and white.

No matter how they are used in 2014, Blue with be the new Black and we are couldn’t be happier.


Beasley & Henley Interior Design is a boutique interior design firm with a passion for creating luxury homes and private residences across the US. Their services include interior detailing, specifications, drawings, interior design and furnishings. For more information on Beasley & Henley Interior Design or any of their award winning interiors, please call Naples at 239-774-1005 or Winter Park at 407-629-7756