The colours you pick for an interior don't have to be dark or overwhelming to make a statement. With a little creativity, you too can colour block pastels to create a soft soothing look that packs a punch.
What was popular in the 1950s and frequently used only for nurseries (we mean baby pink and blue) has made a huge comeback lately, determined to give our homes a fresh splash of colours and us, a new perspective on interior design.
1. Complementing textures
Create a soft and comforting look by using a textured rug in a neutral or complementing colour.
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The focal point of this room has to be the strong graphic printed footstool and pillows.
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3. Play with contrasts
A beautiful stark contrast: black and pastels.
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4. A metal glass rack doubles up as a coffee table in teal.
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5. Hints of metal
Something metallic: a copper pendant lamp that lights up the room Ñ literally.
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6. Industrial chic with a touch of pastel
Black, white and pink are a girl's best friends. Love the industrial coffee table and the aged rug. If you weren't sure if pastel colours fit an industrial chic interior, you do now.
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7. Mismatched chairs
Realizing this picture only features a tiny bit of the living room couch, we decided to throw it in anyway to demonstrate the clever use of mismatched furniture, industrial-chic brick wall and of course, colours.
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8. Red brick wall
Another really nice living room that incorporates an aged red brick wall, pastel accents and lots of white.
9. Small living rooms
And for small living rooms, a nice green two-seater and a wicker side chair. Complete with a lot of throws.
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10. Wood + pastel colours = perfection
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11. Brick wall + bold graphic prints
Loving this living room, the white brick wall, the blue coffee table on castors and the wall art Ñ both the owl print and the graphical one.
12. Grey walls
The owner of this house decided to paint the red brick wall grey to create a softer look for their living room and it's gorgeous!
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13. Pastel walls
Vintage-inspired furniture, a chandelier and pastel colour walls. Never have we thought this to be possible but wow, the result is amazing.
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14. Bold graphic patterns
Love the bold graphic rug and definitely the side tables used as a coffee table.
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15. Mixing different colours
Be bold, and mix different pastel colours! Because pastel colours are so soft, they match each other really well! Balance the room with grey furniture.
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