Say farewell to the solemnity of winter. Spring is here and summer is on its way. Dust off your bikini and draw back the drapes. Let the light in and celebrate the crisp new season in pretty pastels. It’s time to make a fresh start!
Pastels figure heavily in this season’s colours. Miuccia Prada warns us it’s all about those fondant shades: pastel pink, powder blue and parma violet. And pop star Pixie Lott’s just piqued her tresses with pastel highlights.
Gelato-sweet and retro-infused, pastels are associated with the floral and the feminine. But your home doesn’t need to look like an ice-cream sundae or a kid’s room. With a bit of balance, you can imbue your home with playful elegance. Here’s how:
Turn up the saturation
Near-neutral is nice. It’s soft. And sweet. But if you turn up the saturation a touch, your pastel hues take on vibrancy adding a vivacious sophistication to your interiors.
Trade up your duck-egg blue for teal. Introduce a flash of canary yellow for contrast.
Similarly topiary offers both strength and sculptural accents. These organic textures temper more high-pitched colours.
Keep it light
Opt for statement pieces in your bedding, wall art and décor. Be bold. Striking colour combinations like citrus yellow + grey come to life against a backdrop of cream or sand-coloured neutrals. And it prevents the look from overwhelming.