"Blue is a perennial favorite and shifts its cast, value and/or chroma according to prevailing fashion and its timing on the color cycle," says Catherine B. Stein
, color and trend forecaster for home furnishings manufacturers and president of THE COLOR COUNCIL
"Right now, blue is coming off a turquoise high and preparing itself for a full indigo immersion," she
Whatever shade of blue you choose, Stein
says, the mood it evokes will depend largely on what colors you select for accents.
Blues with green, she
says, are healthy, life affirming and ecological; blues with yellow are harmonious, making them perfect for a relaxing country bedroom.