Interior Obsessions – Pastel Palette

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With the Easter holiday right around the corner, I have been inundated with images of pastel tones used in a modern way (like these graffiti eggs.) So naturally, I’m looking out for some great ways to incorporate pastel colors into the home. Sky blue, mint green, baby pink and soft yellow might feel most at home in the nursery, but thoughtfully combined with simple whites and woods, pastels can make a strong statement without feeling overwhelming.

Don’t forget that you can decide to use just one pastel color if the thought of a mix is just too much for you. Pick your favorite, and add it to neutrals to make it pop, or mix it with similar colors in medium and dark tones to give a space some monochromatic variety. Or go all out and use them all!

How do you incorporate pastels in your home?

(above) Painted Chairs + Pink Hutch

pastel interiors (with wood)

Pastels and Wood

Pastels with brights

Mint Shade + Aqua Fridge

pastel interiors (multi colored seating)

Multi-pastel Seating

Amy wrote this post. She is the designer and owner of FormFire Glassworks, where she creates modern lampwork glass beads and jewelry, and by day designs custom homes for a small firm in Southern California. You can follow her twitter @formfireglass.

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Brittni Mehlhoff (@papernstitch) | March 28th, 2013 at 10:00 am

these are all so pretty and inviting!
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Gina_AcuteDesigns | March 28th, 2013 at 11:39 am

Aren’t they Gina? I never realized pastels could look this good.

papernstitch | March 28th, 2013 at 11:53 am

I’m mad about these ‘modern’ pastels. You should check out Selina Lake’s new book too ‘Pretty Pastel Style’. It’s amazing!

Leanda | March 28th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Yes. Good call Leanda. I just checked it out and it looks like the first image in this roundup is from her book. So pretty.

papernstitch | March 28th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

I love the pale pink.
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Seriously Sassy Mama | March 28th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I hear ya! Not usually a fan of pale pink but I’m coming around thanks to this post from Amy. Really lovely.

papernstitch | March 28th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Those first two photos are perfect, definitely saving in my inspiration folder…pastels are pretty 🙂

Fiona | March 29th, 2013 at 7:17 am

Yep. Definitely Fiona. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

papernstitch | March 29th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

You read my mind – I’m having a serious craving for pale pastels and trying my best to talking my boyfriend into doing a little make over on our white furniture! Perhaps it’s the summer mood but these shades just makes me so happy almost feeling like a child again =)
I documented a lot of houses in Hong Kong in pastel shades, which you can find on my blog http://www.shoebox-living.com

Ciao / Bella from Hong Kong
http://www.shoebox-living.com

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