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Modern Pastel Living

Summer is officially here which gives the perfect excuse for sprucing up your interior for a brighter, bolder and more colourful aesthetic! Pastels are a firm favourite through both spring and summer and it’s easy to see why; their calming and tranquil effects bring a cheery and bright appeal to any interior and are versatile enough to suit all seasons year through. We break down some of our favourite pastel colour palettes below…

Serene Soft Green

Soft neutral greens emote natural connection. Think sage and Dulux colour of the year 2020, Tranquil Dawn. Although pastels, these fresh hues really bring life into a home and we think it’s a must for at least one room in the house. It pairs perfectly with whites, neutral oatmeal tones and dusky pinks but has a cool edge when teamed with tones such as black, anthracite and on-trend petrol blue. This colour is all about reconnection so don’t forget to add your personal touch with photographs, wall art and storytelling mementos.

*Fabric: Voile Sage | Images sourced from Pinterest.

Crushing on Blush

Mellow, yet mood-boosting pastel pinks are enlivening our homes. This gorgeous blush is most popular paired back with bedding, cushions and an accent chair but for more of a wow think tiles, paint, sofas and window blinds. Styled with contrasting metals, natural textures and woods make it grown-up and homely or keep it fun and incorporate pops of peach and yellow. The interior must for 2020 - and we’re all for it - the painted ceiling. For this trend choose a soft soothing shade like blush which will help create a relaxing, yet in vogue space.

“The sense of well being and happiness this hue communicates
must be the reason for its success” - Li Edelkoort

“The sense of well being and happiness this hue communicates must be the reason for its success” -
Li Edelkoort

*Fabric: Carnival Blackout Blush | Images sourced from Pinterest.

Shades of Blue

Colours help enhance an interiors mood, shades of pastel blue have a calming influence combined with a rejuvenating quality, like lying in a field watching the sky go by Carnival Cloud provides an instant lift to a stripped back style. New Nordic is the next step on from the ever-popular Scandi look. Layered textural elements with Willow Morning Mist create an inviting space to hibernate and with the popularity of dark pigment paints, cacoon your walls in a deeper blue to make your light wood furniture and soft tonal textures stand out.

*Fabric: Willow Morning Mist, Carnival Cloud | Images sourced from Pinterest.

Give it Some Edge

Give whimsical pastels a more current edge by incorporating earthy tones in deeper shades. Drawing inspiration from yellow details in our Wonderland Pastel we’ve picked mustard, umbers and pops of black. Mustard is a key colour in interiors this year, Pinterest has revealed search for this warming shade is up 45 per cent and growing! By painting the walls in this retro hue the mood of the room is instantly brighter, full of personality and more grown up. Having the bedframe and shelving in a fresh white creates a good balance with the earthy colours as well as tying in the softness of Wonderland.

*Fabric: Wonderland Pastel | Images sourced from Pinterest.

Pastel Pop

Let pastels play with zestier colours for a joyous alternative to the minimalist style typically favoured today. If the idea of a bright furnishing piece intimidates you, pair that bold textile with white walls and build a more muted palette around it. These muted tones create breaks in vibrancy and the combination has a wonderful effect on human emotions. With this styling it’s really about personal taste and incorporating pieces that make you happy.

*Fabric: Carnival Aqua | Images sourced from Pinterest.

A Modern Romance

We love pink interiors, especially dusky pink, the more subtle and mature pastel due to it’s warmer undertone. Something like Farrow and Ball’s Sulking Room Pink - our fabric designer, Lucy’s favourite. Rather than commit to paint, flirt with Topaz pleated blinds in our duskier Blush to create your calming haven. Keep finishes matt so the look remains sophisticated and style it with natural whites, taupes and navy blue.

*Fabric: Topaz EPS Blush | Images sourced from Pinterest.

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