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April 16, 2014

Spring Color Trend – Dazzling Blue for a New Take on Nautical

by Christa


If you’ve started experimenting with white because we gave you some insider tips about When White is Right, congratulations!  When you pair some of those styles with the Pantone-picked Spring color of Dazzling Blue, you’re well on your way to a bright, new nautical look!

Blue and white go together like, well, like waves and their foamy white crests.  Put white together with the bright Dazzling Blue that Pantone has chosen as one of the hottest Spring 2014 color trends, and your space will set sail for stylish territory. 

The crispness of a bright white and the vibrant, cheerful cobalt of Dazzling Blue create a unique dual color pop that creates a cohesive, calming, stunning scenario.

Common areas to couple these colors are on mix and match patterned textiles, lounge furniture like a white wicker bench with fluffy blue pillows, or in crown and base molding or chair rails with brazen blue walls.

As you see below, you can get creative with white with cleverly placed naturally neutral coral too!  Plus, if you seem to have trouble finding blue in the dazzling persuasion, the color blends beautifully with other nautical shades like navy.


Source: LampsPlus via Pinterest

The new nautical design is another means to bring gorgeous natural materials into your home.  Dress up your seaside chic interiors with softened driftwood accents and nautical knots made with natural cotton, hemp, or manila rope. 

Or, for the more daring, design a space that is explicitly oceanic with crashing wave wallpaper and fisheye mirrors that resemble a ship’s portholes!  Repurposed vintage traveler items like discolored maps in frames, or lobster traps turned into wine racks add a touch of whimsy, and are great conversation starters!

Nautical Decorating Ideas via PopSugar

Source: PopSugar

Combating a fear of water?  Hate the feeling of sand between your toes?  Dazzling blue is a beautiful, bold alternative to duller blue wall colors, and can be paired with sunshine-bright yellows, flowery pinks, emerald greens, and of course the color of the year, Radiant Orchid! 

Dazzling blue and radiant orchid pair gorgeously in this bold room. Courtesy of Better Decorating Bible.

Dazzling Blue is lively and versatile, so whether you’re charting a course for nautical designs, or looking to reel in a peppy new presence of color in your interiors, it’s time to catch on to this wonderful blue hue.  Be sure to check out our Spring Color Trends slides to find the window treatments that go with this year’s trends!

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Christa has a wide background of experience and training to help her clients in the Boise area find the right window solution for their homes. She always aims to offer a wide variety of options for new projects.

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