I'm really excited about all of the blue I'm seeing in the design world. If you aren't seeing it yet, you will. The trend is to use deep, saturated blues - navy, deep cobalt, midnight - with lots of white. Pops of color are introduced with other livelier and brighter hues of blue - royal, periwinkle, turqoise and compliments of yellow or red. Patterns are large scaled, bold and graphic. This new blue trend is straightforward - not fussy, with hints of nautical.
My clients are at the front of the curve. I recently designed a condo in Minneapolis with a gorgeous "nearly navy" den and white carrara marble tile fireplace.
Kitchens can benefit from this trend too.