Love Pastel

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Light pastels are romantic, sweet and the perfect palette for a modern home. Pastel doesn’t have to look girly – you can mix it up with some strong primary notes – like red – and pastel looks great against a dark grey wall as a contrast. But the softness of rose, mint, peach, butter, soft grey, lavender and duck-egg blue look absolutely stunning with woods, white or even black-and-white. It’s well worth trying even one room in a pastel hue to create a beautiful space. Also consider trying a splash of metallic to highlight the brightness in your choice of pastel colours. I found some beautiful examples on Pinterest of a more contemporary approach to pastel:

pastel 1 (thebrickhouse.tumblr.com)

 

I love the warm wood with this peachy/pink artwork. The ply in the background complements these pastel tones beautifully.

pastel 2 (roomed.nl)

 

An unlikely duo, but monochrome and pastels are fabulous together. The black and white really anchor the softness of the colours and create a dramatic visual display.

pastel 3 (lushome.com)

Grey is a fantastic backdrop for pastels. I love the ash wood in the chairs and the floor to highlight the colours in the artwork. The artwork is a great idea for anyone wanting to incorporate this colour scheme but not wanting to go fully pastel!

pastel 4 (jolanda van rooyen)

 

Gold and pastel or copper and pastel are a killer combo. So on trend and gorgeous. Like a gold-tipped ice-cream!

For more ideas and inspiration check out my Pinterest board aptly titled ‘Pastel’.

http://www.pinterest.com/uevanka/pastel/

Now, how to pop some pastel into my own home! If in doubt or if time is lacking a beautiful bunch of pastel peonies are just the thing!

Pic credits:

Opening – Katie Evans

1 – anothermag.com

2 – thebrickhouse.tumblr.com

3 – roomed.nl

4 – lushome.com

5 – Yolanda Van Rooyen