Pastels are no longer destined solely to nurseries & little girls rooms, they are both sophisticated and versatile enough to be used in any room of the house. Trending for a few seasons now, the sherbet colours have a way to make a home feel airy and light… as cotton candy!
Although I am embracing soft pastels with open arms, there is still a risk of making the ensemble tacky as it could get too sweet. In order to avoid such a mishap keep things simple. Sophisticated shapes and textures will look contemporary and will stand the test of time with grace. (Shall I remind you here the lovely 80′s era of salmon coloured walls with mint leather couches? Yes, I have first hand acquaintance with such a living room as both my mother and grand mother basked with ease into the theme).
Play with scale with your furniture as pastels can look dainty and will clash elegantly with larger pieces placed strategically and for effect. Contrasting colours too will bring value to the room’s decor by taking centre stage in an otherwise muted palette.
Need some inspiration? This home by designer Anne Hepfer is a neo-traditional rendition of delightful pastels… perfect to greet the month of Love.
Happy February lovelies
source: Anne Hepfer