Decorating with Pastels

>>>Decorating with Pastels

Decorating with Pastels

White based shades of colour termed pastels are difficult to use if you do not take care. They often appear insipid and dull as if nothing has happened.

The use of pastels in paint colours works best when they are teamed with stronger tones of the same range. The colour “setting plaster” by Farrow and ball is a curious shade of pale pink. It can be seen to best effect when is picked out against a thick cream colour such as “Julies Dream” by Little Greene. By putting this neutral cream on the paint work the pink actually stands out much better. It works in the contrast rather than by itself. The paleness of the walls can now be harmonised by choosing a much stronger pink colour in the fabrics in the room.

A toile would work well here as a dark graphic image would not overwhelm the paler. Choose a material that contains your main pastel shade but about three shades stronger. This darker hue should be the pattern of the fabric on a creamy background.
Mannuel Canovas have several dramatic toile designs that will work very well against modern pastel wall.

Another use of pastels would be to use a combination of pastel shades in a fabric particularly looking at dainty coloured stripes. This delicate effect such as in a mint green and gentle pink gives a light summery feel to a room. Similarly the combination of pale lilac and primrose is feminine and fresh and would work well in a bedroom.
These soft and muted colours are ideal for home decor they are inviting and restful and not dull.

Read our blog on colour combinations for rooms for additional information pertaining to colouring interiors. You can also check out some simple but interesting colour schemes from our interior designers.

By | 2013-07-16T05:48:08+00:00 July 16th, 2013|Colour Schemes|0 Comments

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