If you ask us, blue is always on-trend, but industry experts are predicting a massive resurgence of this ever-reliable shade in 2014 – Pantone has named ‘dazzling blue’ and ‘placid blue’ as key colours for spring 2014. Whatever your preferred incarnation, there are plenty of ways to bring a bit of blue into your home
1 Block and blue
The Blue Glow Brick consists of glow-in-the-dark pigment trapped inside a light bulb, which, in turn, is encased in a solid block of acrylic resin. We can’t think of a more fun way to include a bit of blue in your interior.
• Blue Glow Brick, Dh183.50, www.wamli.com
2 Saving vase
If you’re working with a more muted palette, this pretty powder-blue vase from Ralph Lauren could be just the thing. It’ll look lovely standing solo on a mantelpiece or on a low table in an entrance area.
• Ralph Lauren vase, Dh1,650, Bloomingdale’s Home, The Dubai Mall
3 Knot a bad start
If you’re not ready to fully commit to the colour but want to start playing around with the odd blue accent, start small with this chunky doorstop from Zara Home.
• Door stopper, Dh145, Zara Home stores nationwide
4 Beech life
The classic lines and muted blue of the Willa Peacock Side Chair from Crate & Barrel make it a must-have for your dining room. A beechwood frame is combined with a slender spindle back and angled legs. The chair comes in a range of colours, so why not combine different shades for added interest?
• Willa Peacock Side Chair, Dh599, Crate & Barrel, Mall of the Emirates and Mirdif City Centre
5 Bright wake-up
We love the vibrant blue of the Selje bedside table by Ikea, which is an easy (and inexpensive) way to introduce a little pop of colour into your bedroom.
• Selje bedside table, Dh125, Ikea stores nationwide
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Updated: January 2, 2014 04:00 AM