But again, the reason blue has been selected for 2014 as the color of the year was not because of its popularity, but because it’s a calming color, that reflects tranquility and peacefulness. It is friendly, approachable and relaxing. It’s a bit nostalgic, yet can symbolize unlimited thinking and innovation. It’s a day at the beach, with a clear blue sky above. It’s a good choice, we could all use a little blue.