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25 Beautiful Homes - - DUTCH TERRACE - Mar­i­anne Shilling­ford, Cre­ative Di­rec­tor, Du­lux

‘to make pas­tels work in new ways, you have to take them out of their com­fort zone. pas­tels are the shy, po­lite kids of the colour spec­trum and are of­ten un­der­val­ued and ne­glected. use pure white on wood­work and ceil­ings, then add clean, crisp, vi­brant hues painted in blocks on walls or fur­ni­ture to make these hidden gems of the colour pal­ette re­ally come out of their shell.

The del­i­cate, slightly greyed na­ture of pas­tels pro­vides the per­fect bal­ance for more ex­u­ber­ant shades, which gives a room re­fresh­ing dy­namism with­out over­pow­er­ing it. Try com­bi­na­tions of pas­tels and brights from har­mo­nious colour groups to get the best ef­fect. Com­pat­i­ble shades lie next to each other on the colour wheel, so pas­tel pink, apri­cot and yel­low will work per­fectly with vivid shades of orange, fuch­sia and blue. You can also team two or more soft pas­tels with pure white on walls and wood­work for a lux­u­ri­ous mod­ern look that is un­der­stated but in a very so­phis­ti­cated way. Com­bined with beau­ti­ful nat­u­ral wo­ven fab­rics, fleece and smooth pol­ished wooden sur­faces, they cre­ate in­te­ri­ors with a del­i­cate, tac­tile qual­ity that soothe the senses.’

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