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Spring 2014 color trends: Blues and brights take center stage

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Home décor color trends for 2014 reflect a seamless transition from 2013’s most popular hues.Last year’s focus on blues, greens, yellow and orange has been given added credibility with the extension of those colors into deeper, brighter versions.

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Blue remains the trend leader in home accents with hues across the spectrum. At the Total Home & Gift Market held last month at the Dallas Market Center, showrooms were filled with decor in turquoise, aqua, cobalt, indigo and sapphire.

Pantone’s top color for spring 2013 Monaco Blue and its sister Dusk Blue are still evident and joined this spring by Dazzling Blue and Placid Blue.

Not only that, nectarine and lemon zest from last year’s spring Pantone color palette have evolved into the more vivid Freesia yellow and Celosia orange. While emerald green and grayed jade have transitioned to the softer Hemlock, manufacturers at the Dallas market are still showing Tender Shoots, a fresh, grass green.

In a nod to spring, these intense colors are being combined in dramatic and unusual ways, with orange tones frequently the anchor. Fabrics combine tangerine and brilliant yellow. Lamp bodies of Mandarin orange have lemon yellow shades. Candles have containers of cerulean blue and Celosia orange.

Little was seen of Pantone’s 2014 Color of the year, Radiant Orchid, during the semi-annual Dallas trade show. Although there was a smattering of the color in home furnishings showrooms, its influence has yet to show itself in merchandise across the board.

No doubt, interior designers and decorators will see Radiant Orchid first appearing on area rugs and accent pillows, perhaps at the next Dallas home furnishings market in June.

How do you see these color trends influencing how you decorate?

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