Friday Finds: Playing with Pastels
Nothing says spring quite like pastels. The pretty, pale colors of Easter eggs and children’s bedrooms are now on trend for all of us. Pastels are all grown up, with new hues and eye-catching color combinations.
Pantone’s Spring Color Report spotlighted the soft, cool colors. “An eclectic, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage as designers draw from daydreams of simpler times,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Subdued hues like wan blue, pale peach and tender yellow can create a calm mood, while mixing and matching multiple pastels makes a stronger statement.
How do you work pastels into a space without going overboard? Better Homes and Gardens’ Style Spotter Khristian A. Howell has some great advice: “A little touch of blush, lilac or seafoam can go a long way. Consider pairing with fresh metallics like brushed gold, brass, and copper.”