How to style your home with pastels
It’s official, pastels are the new neutrals! The ever increasing popularity of millennial pink (seemingly unstoppable since 2018), mint green, powder blue and living coral (Pantone’s colour of the year 2019) would suggest that when it comes to softer tones, we just can’t get enough. Praised for their optimism and gentle elegance, pastels have been taking runways and interior design shows by storm. Want to find out how to bring one of 2019’s hottest trends into the heart of your home? Read on to find out more…
1. Make a statement
The concept of ‘making a statement’ in your home can often be misconstrued as needing to add an outlandish piece of furniture or graphic pattern in order to grab guests’ attention. Statement pieces can be subtle though, drawing attention and intrigue without being too overpowering. Try introducing an accent chair in a pastel tone to create a playful contrast with your existing furniture or colour scheme. Our Percy armchair in Pistachio smart velvet provides plenty of smile inducing style thanks to its mid-century cocktail silhouette and light, minty hue.
2. Mix and Match
We’ve yet to experience a pleasure greater than opening up a new bag of pick & mix (candy ice cream cones are our spirit animals) so when it comes to styling with sweet hues, we’re firm believers in mixing things up. While contrasting primary colours can often clash, pastels seem to complement one another thanks to their soft, subtle tones. Be sure to play with the full spectrum for some delicious results. Our new range of pastel smart velvets will keep your furniture refreshingly spill resistant and ensure your style stays luxurious no matter what life throws at it!
3. Take advantage of accessories
Top right – our Bluebell small rectangular footstool in Blush pure Belgian linen | Bottom – our Eccleston scatter cushion in Millennial Pink, Kaleidoscope scatter cushion in Sand Dune and Georgette footstool in Oat smart linen
If you want to add just a touch of the pastel trend to your home, why not opt for a few key accessories? Sorbet hued scatter cushions and soft throws will allow you to inject plenty of personality into your space without overwhelming things. Keep an eye on texture too, our Bluebell footstool looks rather beautiful in Blush pure Belgian linen and will bring a feather light luxury to your living room.
4. Play with paint
Keeping your pieces neutral while plumping for a pastel tone paint is a great way to introduce this trend into your home. Our Taupe brushed linen cotton is a brilliantly versatile fabric with a luxurious, breathable texture and perfectly lends itself to light pink/rose gold colour schemes. If you’re home boasts high ceilings, why not try out two-tone walls? We’d recommend pairing a light mint green and soft rosy hue for a delicate yet impactful aesthetic.
5. Be bold when it comes to patterns
Thanks to their subtle finish, pastels make the perfect partners for patterned wallpapers. Going bold with both the pattern and colour of your paper can sometimes result in your walls feeling like a bit of a battleground, whereas opting for a milder hue can help to keep things complementary and crisp. Play with floral patterns (like this exquisite cow parsley) in pastel hues for some tranquil opulence that will allow you to take advantage of two of 2019’s biggest interior trends (florals are back in a big way!).
6. Support your existing colour scheme
If you’ve opted to paint your walls with rich, saturated shades, then why not support this colour scheme with softer toned furnishings? Our Aissa corner sofa in Lagoon brushed linen cotton is a light yet luxurious piece that will support deep blue/grey tone walls to create balance and visual interest.
Looking for a little more inspiration? Check out our pastels Pinterest board here to get the look.