Although I love pastel colors, they seems to be perfect for candies, marshmallows, and nail polish. I can never design an entire room using pastel. Accents in minimum quantity seem easy to execute but an entire room with a lot of it is just too much. It wasn’t until I browsed various websites and studied the composition that I learned to appreciate a pastel colored room. Here are some of my favorites along with some tips on how to use this color scheme:
1. Combine pastel with black and charcoal.
Pastel is undoubtedly very feminine. Balancing this with charcoal or black is a great choice it also makes things warmer.
2. Keep the walls neutral and use pastel on decor and accent furniture only.
I fell in love with the The Melbourne home of Madeleine and Jeremy Grummet, the photo on right side below. Notice how pops of pastel looks so attractive when used in the right accent pieces? It is not overwhelming, but rather tastefully executed. The photo on the left from Marij Hessel is also a good example of how to use pastel as accent only.
3. Combine pastel with real wood.
If there was one place I would be comfortable using a lot of pastel in, it would be the kitchen. The photo below from nest pretty things makes use of light blues and greens perfectly. Balancing it off with warm wood is a great option. It simply suggests a natural country feel. I love these salt and pepper shakers from etsy.