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Color, Trends

15 Must-See Trending Bold Blue Rugs

Bold blues have been trending on the runways, in interiors and on social media, and RugNews.com uncovers the latest fashion-right area rugs for buyers at High Point Market or shopping online this fall.

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Montage of blue rugs, interiors and fashion designs
Clockwise from top left: Benjamin Johnston collection rug by Madison Lily; Surya's Harlequin area rug; fashion designers
Halpern, Simone Rocha and Loewe; Studio Revolution bedroom; Feizy's Gemma rug; Roche-Bobois' Shell rug; and living room by Claire Clerc.

SPECIAL REPORT -- Pantone named Classic Blue the Color of the Year 2020, and fashion runways and interior designers -- as well as social media influencers -- have embraced bold blues, a color story that has gained renewed traction among area rug manufacturers.

While a perennial favorite, blue has been among the rug industry's consistent color stories -- and today that shade is back in vogue in a big way. In fact, rug buyers have plenty of fresh blue designs to choose from this fall. While some of the latest designs feature Classic Blue, they also span the blue color spectrum from denim to cobalt to royal blue and powdery tones.

Milk Decoration features this eclectic inviting and chic French apartment by Claire Clerc. The groundwork is laid with a classic blue and red traditional rug.
RugNews.com surveys the landscape and discovers a myriad of styles from traditional to tribal to modern to transitional in pacific tones.The latest introductions offer something for all price-points in constructions ranging from affordable machine-mades to exquisite hand-knotteds -- and everything in between.

San Francisco interior design boutique Studio Revolution featured B&B Italia's Tufty Time bed and hand-made erased blue and gray floral design from Aga John Rugs for a relaxing, elegant vibe.

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Hand-tufted of New Zealand wool and art silk, Amer's new Abstract collection offers a multi-blue palette. Shown, ABS-7

High Point, Showplace, 2350, or view online

Couristan's hair-on-hide inspired Prairie collection offers geometric designs machine-woven of polyester. Shown, 2883 in denim

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Dynamic Rugs' popular Quartz collection (shown, 27039-500) offers high-low texture made of viscose with a special form of shrink polyester.

High Point, Market Square, 1-143

Feizy Rugs' hand-knotted Gemma collection design 6465F rug marries wool and viscose for a painterly look in blue and moss green.

High Point, Market Square Tower, 100A, or view online

Harounian Rugs International's Sunbrella-600 performance collection is a pet- and child-friendly range of soft easy-care area rugs.

High Point, IHFC, G-369, or view online

A perennial favorite among rug buyers, Oberoi by Kalaty features heirloom-quality hand-knotted borderless designs crafted of hand-spun wool. Shown, OB-087

High Point, Showplace, 2345, or view online

Kaleen's Brush Strokes collection offers painterly looks, BRS03-17-1, shown, in a range of inky and water-color blues.

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This hand-crafted area rug by Benjamin Johnston for Madison Lily Rugs offers plumage-inspired museum-quality design. Shown, On the Wing in cobalt

High Point, IHFC, H345, or view online

Momeni's Madcap Cottage's indoor-outdoor hooked Under a Loggia collection offers a bold blue unexpected patchwork of traditional patterns. Shown, UND-01

High Point, IHFC, IH101, or view online

Nourison's jacquard-woven chenille pile Damask (shown, DAS06) reworks iconic fleur-de-lis patterns.

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Oriental Weaver's new Venice collection offers soft, textured DESIGNSn, featuring a dense 500,000 point construction. Shown, 4151

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S&H Rugs offers a range of hand-knotted round shapes, such as SH58426, which reworks a classic Persian Tabriz design in wool and silk. 

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Safavieh's power-loomed Vintage Hamadan collection (shown, VTH211N-5) reworks classic motifs in soft polypropylene.

High Point, Showplace, 4100 or view online

Surya's hand-tufted wool Harlequin collection adds new designs including HQL8042-58, a contemporary diamond-pattern of aqua, sky blue and navy.

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Tayse Rugs grows its soft machine-made Diamond collection, which includes the Moroccan-inspired motif of DIA-1001.

High Point, IHFC, H412, or view online

Trans-Ocean Imports by designer Liora Manne's Wilton-woven Ashford collection is power-loomed of ultra-soft yet resilient polypropylene. Shown, Tribal
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