1# Go contemporary:
The use of pastels doesn’t have to be restricted to quaint cottage themes; they look stunning used in contemporary motifs too.
2# Pretty modern cottage themes:
Pastels still have their place in cottage themes; quaint and dainty or fresh and modern – they’ll look fantastic in either.
3# Chose monochromatic:
Monochromatic pastels look awesome. Just remember to keep the tones within the pastel ranges.
4# Team them with grey:
Pastels look stunning against mid and dark tones of grey.
5# Add splashes of bold colour:
Add splashed of bolder colours to stop pastels from looking to washed out and insipid.
6# Opt for sorbet shades:
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If pastels are too pale for you, use on-trend sorbet colours instead.
7# Rough them up with texture:
Bring a modern edge to pastels by roughing them up with texture.
8# Calm bold décor with pastel accessories:
Pastels have a natural ability to calm bold decorating schemes without detracting from the essence of the style.
9# 2015 trends – en plein air:
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Go for one of this year’s colour trends of ‘en plein air’ using butter-milk and soft blues.
10# 50 shades of grey:
Who can resist using a monochromatic grey colour scheme this year?!