Thursday, January 2, 2014

#3 - The Top Ten Chinoiserie Trends for 2014

Today we look at #3 of the Top Ten Chinoiserie Trends for 2014 - Navy and Chinoiserie. If you  missed #1 and #2, here they are -

#1 - Mixing Gold, Silver, and Chinoiserie
#2 - Mixing African and Chinoiserie

On December 31, 2012, I picked Navy as my Chinoiserie Chic Color of the Year 2013. I love the combination of navy and Chinoiserie. Indeed, this past year was the year of the blue room - rooms with navy and its variations Hague blue, indigo, and cobalt were everywhere. Interestingly, Pantone's Color of 2013 - Emerald Green - was rarely seen. I think this deep blue trend will continue strongly this year as well.

Looking for a classic navy blue paint for your walls? You can't go wrong with Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy. And navy grasscloth is gorgeous! Navy also works so well as an accent - pillows, fabric on a chair, the backs of bookcases, painting a vintage piece of furniture, or Greek key trim on curtains. Want more navy inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board here.

Tomorrow I will be announcing my color of the year 2014, so stay tuned to Chinoiserie Chic.


  1. The navy grass cloth is amazing! Navy's a really easy color for me to live with too.

  2. Happy 2014, Beth!! I'm loving all of your trends for the New Year... can't wait to see your color reveal tomorrow!!

    The Glam Pad

  3. I am right there with you on this, I think that Navy will be the color even if Orchid is the Color of the year!
    Its classic and timeless!

  4. This is my favorite combo. Happy New Year Beth! xo Nancy

  5. Beth,
    Love Navy...never tire of it and what a beautiful post! I had to pin the saying to my board. Beautiful...