Love Pastel


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:

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

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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.

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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’.

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

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5 – Yolanda Van Rooyen