Trend Alert: Personal Pastels
Soft shades can lend sophistication to your home decor. Modern design style takes pastels in a new direction, more serene and less girly.
Current trends in pastels use them in unexpected ways, offering quiet surprises in the home. For example, a pale pastel shade of blush or robin’s egg blue painted onto the backs of shelves or a sideboard gives just the right touch of color.
Pastels can also be mixed with brighter shades, especially in accessories where the pale colors can hold their own. Pillows and artwork in pastels can really set off your home decor. Don’t forget more practical uses for pastels, such as in dish ware, kitchen accessories or towels.
For a real breath of fresh air, choose to make a definite statement with pastels, such as in a mint couch or lemon yellow chairs against a neutral wall color. Gray walls are a good choice; they will at once complement and show off pastels.
Texture is important with pastels, as the lighter colors can really take advantage of nubs, weaves and slippery smooth surfaces. An enameled lamp or a weaved throw in elegant pastel shades will show off the color in interesting ways.