When pale is restful and fashionable
Tranquil tints are the key ingredients for stress-busting schemes…
If you’re craving an escape from the heat and stresses of the day, pale and interesting rooms could be the answer. A neutral palette is not only fashionable but visually restful.
“We believe in putting together a relaxed and comfortable home that reflects your own particular lifestyle and personality, and the quest to create a happy home – not a show home – is paramount,” said stylist Atlanta Bartlett, who, along with her husband, Dave Coote, is co-author of Pale & Interesting, a guide to decorating with a muted palette of subtle shades, for harmonious, soothing interiors.
She said: “A laid-back relaxed look stems from an easy-going attitude and is conjured with neutral tones and clever use of contrast. Then make it your own by pairing functional with decorative, elegant with casual, hand-made with man-made, and old with new.”
Take your pick from a sophisticated Chic White scheme or Shades of Pale, a fresh interpretation of rustic...
Grey and white is a calm, soothing colour combination, and it doesn’t have to feel cold or sombre. The addition of warm tones with the wooden bench and a row of bamboo stools ensures this pale and elegant room is also cosy and inviting