Pastel perfect interior inspiration with A Passion for Homes and Checkatrade.com
Soft and sophisticated or funky and fun, the pastel trend in home interior design continues in popularity this year. With spring just around the corner, tones of greens, pinks and lemons are starting to flower in home interiors and fashion.
Well, yes, the colours are pastel, but the trend for mixing and layering multiple hues continues to be popular and makes for a bespoke look that you can tailor to your own taste. Choose from pretty pinks, mint and fresh greens, lemon, heather and lavenders, dove grey, soft blues and aqua and combine in a small number, to create a stylish interior.
Using pastels as accent colours is a beautiful way of softening white décor or adding interest to a neutral pallet, whilst keeping the look light and spacious. But pastels are so versatile they can also create a striking and contrasting backdrop to a strong statement colour, such as matt black – stunning!
However, pastel colours don’t necessarily mean soft and gentle, there are many shades and strength of pastel colour available to choose from to satisfy your personal taste, and mix with strong patterns for a more contemporary look. For a quirky addition, add home accessories that you don’t expect to see in perfect pastel tones!
To add extra pastel interest, use a dominant shade of one colour in different strength of shades – for example from pastel pink, to candy pink, to hot pink. Pastel with a twist!
Patterns and mixing trends
Pastels shades used to be automatically synonymous with delicate and pretty patterns; motifs and patterns of birds, butterflies, spots and, of course flowers and flora. Layering these patterns together in pastel shades and purchasing retro design based products in complementing pastel colours inspires a vintage look and enhances a shabby chic design. But pastels can also work just as well in a modern design and new build home.
Mixing pastels with black, metallic, colour blocks of bright colours and strong patterns can create a more contemporary feel within a room design. Why not bring a more contemporary edge to the pastel palette by mixing with other interior trends? These cushions from made.com are a perfect example, as they combine pastel shades, with geometric patterns and colour blocks, stripes and the ombre trend – wow!
When first considering using pastels within a room design, it might be tempting to think first of a pretty and romantic bedroom, but pastels can work in any room and look stylish in the kitchen, cool in the study and calm in the living room. There is so much choice on the High Street and online, you can even soak in a pastel bath and store your gardening stuff in a pretty pastel shed! Gorgeous!
From delicate printed bedding and soft furnishings to cookware and kitchen appliances, the pastel perfect look is available in most product ranges. From the delicate shades to the candy tones, pastels can be versatile accent colours or base colours to any style of room in any age of home – pastels can be perfect! Check out some of our current favourites:
However you introduce pastel into your home, don’t forget www.checkatrade.com can help you find trusted trades people in your area to help you with your project, from painters and decorators, to plumbers, carpenters and interior designers.
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