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: 1-Neons-and-Pastels1

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_lemon-sorbet-color6

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: modern-living-room

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: colour-compendium-retro-kitchen

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?!