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