Trend forecasters have named shades of blue and turquoise as the colors of 2010. These calming, soothing colors will make their way into homes as the latest styles of furniture and decor begin to reflect this trend toward blue.
It is no surprise that blue is a popular choice for homes today. In these difficult economic times, more and more people are forgoing vacations in exotic locales and instead choosing to create an escape within their own homes. Blue–the color of sky and sea–is both optimistic and uplifting, calming and relaxing.
To transform a home into a retreat, first identify the mood you wish to create. For a dreamy, ethereal escape, consider blending the styles commonly known as shabby chic and coastal cottage. Each is known for its weathered yet lush, comfortable furniture and welcoming, tranquil shades of distressed blue and aqua.
In response to the color trend, Belle Escape, a boutique retailer of cottage-style decor and furniture, has added new items with breezy blue accents to its “Aqua Breeze” collection, a line of products popular among fans of coastal-cottage style.