Each year Pantone divulges the "it" colours for the seasons, but here are five reasons to avoid the trends and stick with blue.
Many shades of blue can create a calming effect in a room. Designers often choose blue for bedrooms, a room where feeling calm and relaxed is vital. Pale shades, like robin’s egg blue, are ideal for create a tranquil feel.
Deeper shades of blue, like navy or royal blue, tend to add a refined quality to a room. Choosing a piece of furniture in a deep blue can act as an elegant anchor in a playful room.
Aqua and turquoise shades, especially when paired with reds and oranges, add zest and vitality to a room. It is a great alternative to the classic pink for girls. The bright, bold colours will make a room lively and fun.
Dark shades of blue can add a scholarly look to a room. Deeps blues give an air of dignity. These colours can be used on the walls or for a particularly bold look, book shelves can be painted in any number of deep shades.
In a room that doesn’t have a lot of natural light, blue gives the illusion of outdoors. Adding blue to your walls, cabinets or window dressings will compensate for small windows. Stick with brighter shades where a lack of light is a concern.