Pastels have the ability to make spaces feel tranquil and welcoming. While they were only used in nurseries previously, they can be found in any room these days. From sugary blues to rosy hues, pastels are an interior design hit. Whether you want to cover a room in spring colors or simply spruce up your living space, here’s how to rock the pastel look.
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If your living space has a neutral color scheme, give it an instant update with different pastel shades. You can buy pastel-colored photo frames or spray paint your existing ones. Use frames with the same shape for a harmonious look. Add throw pillows in different textures and colors to brighten up your sofa. You can also add a pastel-colored rug for a burst of color. Complete the look with details such as pale curtains and colorful vases.
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Lighter shades create a relaxed feeling that is hard to achieve with other colors. Use pastel colors in the rooms you’d like to transform into peaceful sanctuaries like the living room, bathroom, and bedroom. You can choose pastel-colored textiles or decorative pieces for these rooms. To keep a masculine edge and create contrast, choose dark materials for the floors like dark-colored tile or hardwood floors.
Pair Pastels with White
Pairing pastels with crisp whites enhances their effect. Avoid covering the room with pastels and let them pop beautifully. A great way to achieve this is by painting one wall in a room a pastel color and adding an accent piece in the same color. Pastels can really pop in a room. The secret is to save them for accent pieces.
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Go French Modern
A French take on pastels is a great way to show off spring colors. French modern is stunning, different, and instantly adds interest to a room. To get the look, paint your walls a strong pastel hue and brighten the room with striking yellow chairs. You can get chairs with an oriental shape or an unusual shape. Place gold candlesticks or a gold vase filled with flowers on a table in the room. Finish the look with a circular chandelier or mirror.