Chalky Pastels

August 23, 2014

I think we are all feeling that hint of spring in the air (“hooray” I hear you say…).  If you are anything like me, you are probably itching to pull back those winter layers and inject some fresh colour into your home.  Pastels are hitting the radar – not sugary sweet but chalky muted with just that hint of grey…a bit more sophisticated, a bit more grown up.

This season’s pastels are a lot more interesting, edgy even  –  geo designs, bold prints or teamed with metallics (think copper or gold).  Gradient and dip dye as well as fresh painterly patterns in dusty pinks, minty greens and pale peach.  These pastels look great with soft greys, black/white and natural woods.  Bye bye candyfloss, hello grown up modern!

Pastels move into a moody direction in this bedroom –

Chalky pastels add to the industrial feel of this kitchen –

Love these pastel Muuto pendant lights –

Just a touch of pastel here and there but enough to add some interest and colour  –

A minty green wall works as a soft backdrop for the artwork and bright blue ikat bedding. This is an old shot from Real Living magazine featuring our Paddo bedhead in Loft cotton –


Pastel hues create a calm ethereal vibe in this space –

Love this Acapulco chair in peachy orange –

Pastel wishbone chairs make a striking contrast with the black pendant lights –

Lovely mix of colour and pattern –


No sugary pink for this nursery!

What do you think BedNesters?  Got you inspired for a little “grown-up” pastel?

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