Top 3 Ways to Use Pastels in your Home
Pastels: The colour scheme we all can't seem to get enough of.
Since Pantone announced Rose Quartz and Serenity as its colours of the year in 2016, pastels have been unavoidable; and due to their versatility and aesthetic appeal, unlike other trends, it looks like they’re going to stick around for a while. In 2018 we’re seeing a new spectrum of pastels that ranges from blush pink to muted ice cream shades, all of which give your home a unique sense of playfulness and calm. Here are our Top 3 ways to introduce pastels into your home.
Because of the ever-changing UK climate, the brighter tones aren’t always the most practical option. Therefore, to update a room with these colours, use a softer palette of pinks and greens. This muted blush scheme from Benjamin Moore (pictured left) works perfectly in bedrooms. Their Natura Range is also asthma and allergy friendly, making it perfect for nurseries. By approaching your space in this way, you can feature the more dramatic sorbet colours in seasonal accessories or furniture.
However, if you’re already in love with gelato colours then take the plunge and introduce the colours onto your walls. Think of it like building your own ice cream cone: start with one scoop and have one accent wall, or make it a sundae and mix these colours to create a bright, inviting space.
If pastel pink walls aren’t for you, try shopping for furniture pieces that feature these colours. This Mood Collections pastel pink headboard is a great example of how to incorporate this palette in a fun, yet stylish way. Looking into buying a new bed? Check out our guide on how to choose the perfect design for you. If you just want to introduce these colours subtly, then this is an easy option for transforming a room into an inviting space that you love
The third and easiest way to integrate pastel shades into your home is through your use of accessories. This can range from pale mint sofa cushions to a powder blue duvet cover. Don’t feel limited to soft furnishings either; the Farina ceramics range from Anthropologie offers a totally different and beautiful way to introduce this colour palette into your home. These accents of colour will brighten up your table settings ready for the spring and summer months; and with so many options and shades to choose from, you’re bound to find something to suit your tastes.