If you have ever thought using pastels was a bit sickly sweet for a modern day home, it is now time to change your mind or at the very least for you to entertain the possibility of these gorgeous sorbets of texture and shade entering your abode.
The ideal use of pastels, apart from in a childs bedroom is to use them to accentuate rooms qualities, you can use powder blues and pinks to lighten a dark corner, even in the form an armchair recovered in a fabric of peach, pink, maybe a light green. If you are unsure what pastels work well together, then you need not look any further than your local cosmetics counter to see how palettes of eye shadow work together, these can provide great inspiration.
Also pastels work very well with dark wooden furniture; it can bring the wood to life and allow you to easily see the structure and design of a piece of furniture. Its also worth buying a selection of chalk in various pastel shades and getting some A4 paper and colouring the paper in one shade and then holding it against a piece of furniture to see which shade looks best for your room and your furniture. If you don’t want to use chalks why not pop to you local DIY store and pick up a selection of small paint pots and use the same method to choose your wall colourings.
Bringing pastels into the home other than in a childs room, maybe only for the brave, however, the gorgeous range of colours available and the refreshing nature of them will make a great addition after those long dark wintry months.