MOD­ERN PASTELS

Pretty pinks, blues and greens are adding soft colour and a fresh edge to in­te­ri­ors.

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DREAMY PASTELS ARE POP­PING UP

ev­ery­where you look, branch­ing out from chil­dren’s rooms to liv­ing ar­eas, din­ing rooms, bath­rooms and be­yond. To use them stylishly is to avoid mak­ing your space too over­whelm­ingly sug­ary.

So how do you do this? We asked our in­te­rior de­sign and colour guru, James Tre­ble, who says the best way to work pastels into your home is to team them with crisp white, which al­lows all the sub­tle tones to work com­fort­ably to­gether. “An­other way is to use dark tones such as char­coal greys, deep for­est greens or moody inky blues as the back­drop, and al­low the softer tones to con­trast against the darker ones,” he says. In the bed­room on the right you can see how mix­ing black and white with pastels cre­ates a strik­ing mod­ern look. In her home, Brooke has added pretty pinks, greens and blues and mixed them with brights in the same colour fam­ily against white walls. Brooke says she’s drawn to pastels be­cause they “add life to the home while still hav­ing a calm­ing ef­fect.”

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