Pastel Perfect – The Colour Trend For Summer 2017

With pastels often being thought of as pretty, feminine and dainty it’s refreshing to see the calmer tones taking the limelight. The trend is a lovely antidote to the greys and monochrome styling we have been seeing for some time now.

Whilst it’s all very well and good to admire colour trends from afar, it’s not always easy to work the look into your own home. As much as we’d all love to completely overhaul our homes on a seasonal basis that just isn’t practical or affordable. We take a look at how you can add the pastel look to your home.

Paint a feature wall in a pastel shade to add ambience and a gentle glow to any room. Given the range of hues, from light lemonade to delicate pink to soft lilac, you can enhance any style of room with these pale palettes.

Four colour swatches in pastel shades

Image: Left to Right – Cornhill No. 128, Rose Theatre No. 249, Walbrook No. 142, Pale Lilac No.246 – from Mylands Paint, mylands.co.uk

If you want both pattern and pastel opt for wallpaper rather than paint. This charming wallpaper features a pattern of small, densely packed daisy flowers, with white petals and yellow centres, set on a pastel colour background and is ideal to be used for a feature wall and can also be teamed with another paper in a room.

Simple living area in pastel mauve decor with armchair next to chest of drawers

Image: Holden Daisy Flower Pattern Wallpaper in Pastel Heather, www.iwantwallpaper.co.uk

Add an eye-catching kaleidoscope of soft pastel shades with a rug to bring lustre, luxury and style to any room in your home.

Multicolour geometric rug in pastel tones

Image: Funk Honeycomb Pastel Rugs, www.therugseller.co.uk

At the windows opt for Duette blinds in gorgeous pastel shades such as sherbert lemon and dove grey.

Collage of 3 images showing Duette blinds in a modern home

These soothing shades are a classic choice that, with the right seasonal accessories, will look right at home all year round.

Inspired by nature, coral and pale mineral blue are tipped as two of 2017’s hottest pastels, they work beautifully alone or can be used together for a room that has real visual impact. Warm peach hues can also be teamed with indigo for a bright, contemporary look.

Collage of 3 images showing pastel blue Duette blinds in a minimal living room
Collage of 3 images showing pastel coral colour Duette blinds in an open plan living space

Easy ways to introduce a new shade to a room are throws, cushions and occasional furniture.

Pastel colour home accessories and cushions

Image: Luxury Tibetan Sheepskin Seat Cover, www.miafleur.com; Paris in Pink Tint cushion, www.ninakullberg.com; Tweedmill Textiles Rainbow Stripe Throw Lilac, cotswoldtrading.com

We are particularly smitten with these pastel Macaron Seats available in every pastel shade – Light Grey, Lilac, Mint, Soft Blue, Soft Pink, Taupe, and Yellow.

Colourful and fun child's bedroom

Image: Macaron Seat, www.nubie.co.uk

Don’t forget to raise a glass to your newly updated room and what better than with these beautiful pastel flutes, which would also look fabulous is any dresser.

4 wine flute glasses in pastel colours

Image: Pastel Polka champagne flutes, annabeljames.co.uk

Like our ideas on decorating with pastels? Make sure you check out our post on decorating with Pink and for more colour-related interiors inspiration, check out our Pinterest boards.

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