Pastel colors were a big fad in the eighties, but they are far from being outdated. These colors are cool, subtle, and elegant. They suggest color without being in your face about it. While they are often used in feminine spaces, they can actually be quite gender neutral when the right tones are used correctly. As it goes with anything in decorating, it’s all about making the right design choices to capture what you want. You may be surprised by some of the beautiful spaces pastel colors can produce and how versatile they can be. Check out these rooms all decorated in a pastel palette to see for yourself.
1 The soft palette in this living room exudes elegance while still feeling like a comfortable space to gather and relax. The off-center mirror is an interesting choice but balances well in the room.
2 This apartment captures contemporary femininity with a clean white palette and touches of pastel accents. Gold shows just how well it pairs with pastels in the accessories.
3 Neutrals and pastels work beautifully together in this cozy living room. I love the pattern on that fabulous ottoman.
4 Pastel pink creates the perfect marriage with gray in this elegant, feminine living room. Fashionable coffee table books reflect the color palette and make the perfect accessories for the two-tiered coffee table.
5 When mixed together the right way, pastels and bold colors can create a beautiful effect as seen in this sweet living room.
6 Green and blue create a fresh vibe in this space. Different textures and patterns assure the palette never gets boring.
7 This happy space knows exactly how to use pattern to its adantage. A color palette of muted turquoise and coral give it an understated coastal vibe.
8 A couch in a subtle blue looks great in this pastel living room, with chic patterned pillows and an abstract painting to play off of it.
9 This girl’s room couldn’t be more feminine and beautiful. Gorgeous shades of pink come alive in luxurious textures, while the one pop of violet in the bench adds some graceful interest to the space.
10A fabulous mint green wall sets the stage for an elegant and chic bedroom of pastel loveliness with touches of gold to accent it.
Would you ever consider decorating a space in a pastel color palette?