In our last post we shared one of the latest interior design trends we saw at the Spring 2012 High Point Market- faded, driftwood-like finishes on furnishings. Today, let’s take a look at another great trend seen at market, the color blue!

Blue is definitely the “it” color right now, from bold, vibrant hues to more subtle shades. While “Tangerine Tango” is Pantone’s color of the year, various shades of blue-green and true-blue were all over the showrooms, providing a serene, calming vibe or a punch of bold color depending on the design.

Vases, throw pillows, and poufs or small ottomans are a fabulous way to work a trendy color into your home. They provide a large visual statement, yet can easily be swapped out depending on changing trends, seasons, or even just your mood.

Of course, there is something to be said for going big with an over-the-top statement piece. This luxurious blue damask ottoman is not for the faint of heart, but the traditional aspects of the design (tufting and textile choice) ensure that it will stand the test of time.

This shade of blue-green popped up again and again, and we love the way it is used here with cheery yellow and warm neutrals to achieve an elegant look that is marine-inspired without being kitschy.

So what do you think of the plethora of blues flooding the interior design world? Next week we’ll be sharing some of the interior design eye candy seen at High Point Market, so don’t miss it!

If you want a whole new look in your home, let us help you achieve it with our range of interior design services, from furniture selection to space planning, and much more. MJN & Associates Interiors can help you navigate the trends to create a home that fuses the best of classic and contemporary style to fit your life. Call us at 888.377.8026 for more information about our home design services for homeowners in Atlanta, John’s Creek, Duluth, and other local communities.