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Pondering Over Pastels 6: Pastel Greens

This week has been all about decorating the home with pastel colours and we have looked at every colour family but one – green. Pastel greens are one of the most soothing of the bunch and are a popular choice in bedrooms and bathrooms. If you like to live with soft colours and have a love of nature and even natural materials – pastel green might be the hue for you! Take a look at some of the ideas below on how to use this colour in your home decorating.

With a pastel green used on walls and a hardwood floor painted white, there is no doubt that this bedroom earns its status as a serene getaway. The room doesn’t call for a lot more colour with all four walls painted in green but if you think it feels too ‘cold’ – we suggest bringing in a beige and a spot of poppy red in bed runners to team with green rugs. Whereas lots of white and a pastel green have the ability to cool a room, natural woods in furniture can stop it from becoming too cold so choose a mid tone for wardrobes and drawer sets with a vintage feel. This bedroom with its pastel green walls and light neutrals is a prime place to rest as well as sleep – try this out by placing an upholstered armchair in beige by the window, dressed with some more soft green in cushions.

If you want a fresh look for the bed, we recommend white bedding sets which will look crisp against the green backdrop and a cosy faux fur rug in cream for stepping on during those chilly mornings! This is a serene getaway so we really shouldn’t clutter up with accessories; some simple white bedside table lamps UK and some dried lavender or other dried flowers in glass frames would look pretty dressing the wall behind the bed.

Don’t underestimate the beauty of a pastel green together with a soft gold – a splendid combination for a more formal living area. The idea is opulence coming from luxury textiles and sophistication from traditional furnishings; a deep pile wool rug is used instead of carpet on a hardwood or laminate floor and a velvet pouffe in pastel green looks stately on dark wood legs. It would be fantastic if you could pick up two armchairs with a white or cream background and an intricate pastel green print to go with your pouffe.

If you have a bay window, arrange your armchairs in the space in front of the window with a dark wood pedestal table between; this setting is highlighted with sumptuous gold curtains made from silk curtain fabric – proof that pastels can be more than just playful, but dramatic in their own right.

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