Blues and Purples Make a Big Splash This Year

While Pantone may have chosen Emerald Green for the 2013 Color of the Year, High Point Market’s Style Report claims, “Blue is the new emerald.” I’m noticing blues and purples everywhere this season and the effects are brilliant. Here are ideas for bringing the new blue and purple color trends into your interior design.

living room

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Furniture. Different shades of blues work nicely together such as this living room with has a dark, more stately couch and lively blue-infused accent pillows. These regal, purple modular sofas create a modern look with a comfortable ambiance.

purple walls

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Walls. I always love blue as a wall color choice. My opinion is also backed by 2000 homes in the UK, where surveys report that blue walls are more conducive to a good night’s sleep. Purple is also a soothing shade on a wall, but you want to avoid going too dark in a small space.

Textiles. Whether you choose to use solid colors, or opt for prints, accent pillows are one of the simplest ways to change up the color in your home.

Need to find the perfect shades of blue or purple for your home design? Contact me at Susan Currie Design. 888-624-1272.