Ooh we love a bit of blue – ahem, check out the Frillseeker logo above for proof – and the deeper the better. How fortunate then, that Pantone (the people who decide All The Right Colours) have pointed at blue as THE colour for the forthcoming season. They picked Dazzling Blue, which also goes by the catchy and memorable title 183949-TCX.

There’s something a bit special about blue, you see. For a start, take a look at the apps on your Smartphone – the vast majority are blue, right? That’s because it’s reassuring. It’s a colour that means business, but without the haughtiness and self-importance of black. In the home, blues on the darker spectrum fare better than very pale or sky blues, which can feel a bit cold and depressing.

The other big paint companies, like Dulux, Crown and Farrow & Ball, have done a bit of think-tanking of their own, and they’ve returned with this unanimous verdict: blue for 2014 and lots of it, please, from tropical teal to dusty midnight. Have an ogle at these celebrations of the season’s hottest primary.

I like the deep glossy sheen off this mug, and the little wooden saucer with it. It’s by Hoganas and costs €16.95 at Inreda.ie.

Pantone's shade of the year, 2014.

Isabel Marant jacket, Derek Lam skirt, Sarah Chloe earrings, Gorjana Fancy Horn Long Necklace, Kurt Geiger Bag, Shoe Cult Flux Sandals.

Teal! Dulux is all over it this season and it’s the star of a huge part of their photo campaign. This is a colour that’s been promoted from the bathroom league into living rooms, kitchens and even bedrooms. And it looks as good on wood as it does on walls, which isn’t actually true of every colour. Dulux.ie.

Speaking of teal, I ain't mad at this walnut-base teal feather lamp from Hunkydory. It’s handmade by a young man in Newcastle, northern England, and there’s something classic about the design that I suspect won’t date too quickly. The price isn’t too bananas either, at £95. Hunkydoryhome.com

This ‘love tub’ chair is upholstered in Designers Guild Cotton fabric with sturdy oak legs. This one will really pop against any neutral backdrop, but you could be vay vay daring and juxtapose it with a deeper shade of blue on walls. It’s £565 from Oliver Bonas, oliverbonas.com, who I suppose must be related to Price Harry’s fiancée Cressida.  Anyone know?

Isabel Marant jacket, Derek Lam skirt, Sarah Chloe earrings, Gorjana Fancy Horn Long Necklace, Kurt Geiger Bag, Shoe Cult Flux Sandals.

Personalised prints are the new thing, these days. This one is from 'The World According To' series by Betsy Benn designs and they make lovely gifts. The pigment-based inks make for a nice, strong colour statement. £37, betsybenn.co.uk