Thursday, March 20, 2014

Crushing on Dazzling Blue


Happy first day of spring friends! It's my favorite season. I love the flowers, sweet scents and colors of course!

I'm really excited about Pantone's number 1 pick for Spring 2014: Dazzling Blue. Move over Radiant Orchid, I have a new favorite! (Actually I think Dazzling Blue and Radiant Orchid look fab together.) I'm totally crushing on this vibrant blue hue right now. I've never been a "blue girl" but this gorgeous color has totally captured my attention for Spring 2014.

I was so surprised by my infatuation with this color that I asked my color guru and Pantone color expert, Leatrice Eisemen, about it. Here's what she said:

"Dazzling Blue does not fit the usual 'conventional wisdom" of blue as calming and serene. Quite the contrary, it is in the family of 'electric' blues, carrying much the same energy of a vibrant red. Blue stars burn the brightest, a gas flame is blue (as opposed to red and oranges) and even Mars Candy got the message that a blue M&M is not only energizing, but attention-getting."
Aah, now I get it!


How will you add this dazzling color to your life this spring?
Here's how I'm wearing it for a meeting with a favorite client today. I'll throw on a Radiant Orchid scarf to complete the outfit and ward off the chill in the air today.
Finally, I just had to share this beautiful song that I heard while I was writing this post. I've never heard it before. Coincidentally, or not, it's about the color blue. "Blue - the most human color" is the line that really caught my attention. It's a lovely song. Enjoy! And enjoy this official first day of spring.

There's more beautiful Dazzling Blue inspiration on my Pinterest board.

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