Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Do you love blue too?

Color of the week is Pantone's Dazzling Blue
Dazzling Blue by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt

Blue is the most popular favorite color

Who doesn't love blue? Overall, 40 percent of people worldwide picked blue as their favorite color. Is it your favorite color too? I've already said my favorite color is green and I'm not switching teams anytime soon but oh, I really love this color. This was the color of my prom dress-- and I don't think it was in style then. In the eighties, everyone wore pink, white or black prom dresses and I thought I was so cool in my royal blue prom dress that I bought from a Bridal store in Paramus, New Jersey. Yep, I wore a bridesmaid dress to the prom.

Introducing Dazzling Blue

However, this version of blue is really modern. Not quite navy, and not quite the royal blue of my regretfully bad taste high school days. Since over 17% of fashion designers used this color for their spring 2014 collections, Pantone named it one of the hot colors of the spring.

You will be able to enjoy this color from everything from nail polish to handbags, from shoes to wall paint. Here are some of my favorites.

 

Bright Blue Colors to paint your house! (Advice from Interior Decorators as published in House Beautiful)

paint color ideas
BENJAMIN MOORE PADDINGTON BLUE 791: "This is a peacock blue, a very happy, exuberant blue that would set off all the objects in a room. I'd use it in a high-gloss finish with lots of white moldings, and maybe pull in marigold or puce. Blue is one of the best colors around for crispness and contrast. After all, what looks better than a naval officer in his dress blues?" -Robin Bell
paint color ideas
BENJAMIN MOORE PATRIOT BLUE 2064-20: "I don't like baby blue or sky blue — I like dark, strong cobalt blue. It reminds me of Europe, in the sense of luxuriousness and the privacy it creates in a room. It shields you. I'd use it in a study or a library, and then snap it up with furniture from the '40s or '50s and a faux-zebra rug." -Roger de Cabrol
paint color ideas
C2 ELECTRIC 275: "Forget all those pale shades. What you want is an evening blue, an Yves Klein blue. Deeper than deep. You see it on Byzantine ceilings, in Jean Paul Gaultier's stripes. It's contemplative, meditative, mysterious. When I want to be enveloped, blue is the only color that will do it for me." -Whitney Stewart
blue handbags
Dazzling Blue Accessories by SchulmanArt

Shopping Guide 

  • Carvela Gun Court Shoes, Blue $150 (£90) johnlewis.com
  • Keds Teacup CVO $44 theiconic.com.au
  • SchulmanArt Tapestry Handbag $68 etsy.com
  • SchulmanArt Greek Flag Coin Purse $12 etsy.com 
  • GUESS Dazzling True Blue Denim Hi-Shine Sport Watch $185 guess.com
  • MCQUEEN Watersnake wrap bracelet $250 matchesfashion.com
  • Gold and Blue Colore Fuso Bib Necklace $38 maxandchloe.com
  • Essie Nail Polish in Mesmerize 15ml $18 (£11) liberty.co.uk

 

 

Is blue your favorite color too? What is your favorite color? 

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