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Article posted: 1/19/2013 1:00 AM

Blue may be just what's needed for a refreshing spring

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A set of storage boxes in a deep blue print would add blue accents to a room in a practical way.

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Ben Soleimani's flatweave pinstripe blue and ivory rug would be a chic and tailored anchor for a room. Introducing additional textures, like woods and metallics, result in a fresh spring look that's on trend yet timeless.

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A lamp from Target's Threshold spring decor line, in one of the season's statement colors, is pictured in a rich blue (www.target.com). Blues ranging from sky to teal to indigo are popping up in home decor retailers from now throughout the season.

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An upholstered chair in a blue and white print from HomeGoods. Blue and white prints are a big trend this spring.

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A bold striped, braided wool rug is a great way to introduce navy to a room (www.rhbabyandchild.com). With bold pops of color, or a few soothing neutrals, navy is a fresh trend worth exploring this spring.

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Towels in various shades of blue are a simple and inexpensive way to introduce blue into spring decor.

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As the new year begins, bringing new colors into our homes can help refresh and recalibrate our spirits. This spring, blues may be just the tonic we need. Many color marketing and manufacturing groups have named some version of blue among their 2013 colors of the year.
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    • A set of storage boxes in a deep blue print would add blue accents to a room in a practical way.
    • Ben Soleimaniís flatweave pinstripe blue and ivory rug would be a chic and tailored anchor for a room. Introducing additional textures, like woods and metallics, result in a fresh spring look thatís on trend yet timeless.
    • A lamp from Targetís Threshold spring decor line, in one of the seasonís statement colors, is pictured in a rich blue (www.target.com). Blues ranging from sky to teal to indigo are popping up in home decor retailers from now throughout the season.
    • An upholstered chair in a blue and white print from HomeGoods. Blue and white prints are a big trend this spring.
    • A bold striped, braided wool rug is a great way to introduce navy to a room (www.rhbabyandchild.com). With bold pops of color, or a few soothing neutrals, navy is a fresh trend worth exploring this spring.
    • Towels in various shades of blue are a simple and inexpensive way to introduce blue into spring decor.
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