Top 10 Tips For Using Pastels

Adele Shotton-Pugh | Updated
1# Go contemporary: Modern Pastel Home Decor Living Room

Decor Advisor

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: Neons And Pastel In A Fresh Living Room

Belle Chantelle

Pastels still have their place in cottage themes; quaint and dainty or fresh and modern – they'll look fantastic in either.   3# Chose monochromatic: Pink Pastel Living Room Ideas

Elpozo Deagua

Monochromatic pastels look awesome. Just remember to keep the tones within the pastel ranges.   4# Team them with grey: Pastel Home Decor

Pop Sugar

Pastels look stunning against mid and dark tones of grey.   5# Add splashes of bold colour: Floral Patterns And Bold Colors Balance The Masculine With The Feminine

Decoist

Add splashed of bolder colours to stop pastels from looking to washed out and insipid.   6# Opt for sorbet shades: Decor With Lemon Sorbet Colors

Simone Design Blog

If pastels are too pale for you, use on-trend sorbet colours instead.   7# Rough them up with texture: Pastel Couch In A Modern Living Room

Decoist

Bring a modern edge to pastels by roughing them up with texture.   8# Calm bold décor with pastel accessories: Ultra Modern Black, White And Grey Living Room With Pink Curtains

Houzz

Pastels have a natural ability to calm bold decorating schemes without detracting from the essence of the style.   9# 2015 trends – en plein air: Retro Kitchen With Vintage Accessories And Light Blue And Cream Tiles

British Ceramic Tile

Go for one of this year's colour trends of 'en plein air' using butter-milk and soft blues.   10# 50 shades of grey: Monochromatic Living Room Design

Deco Hubs

Who can resist using a monochromatic grey colour scheme this year?!

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