If you’re a fan of the Golden Girls like some of us here at AC Pacific, then the pastels of yesterday are well remembered. Some would prefer they stay in the past, along with the padded shoulders, feathered hair, and wicker living room sets.
Today, pastels are being blended with geometrical shapes and lines. Colorblocking is extremely popular, and can be blended with colored acrylics and matte finishes. The pastels themselves can vary from bright, candy colored hues to dusky, muted shades, all depending on one’s tastes, of course.
Here we’ve complemented the colorblocking trend with the Amber chair, whose soft tones and dark legs work well with this trend. Floating cube shelves provide a minimalistic backdrop that doesn’t detract from the color scheme. A colorblocked rug against a light wood or polished concrete floor won’t overpower the room. Add pastel finished lighting fixtures, like two toned or “dipped” pendants or an industrial inspired floor lamp – coated in a pastel color, of course. Keep the shapes of the furniture soft and geometrical, and don’t be afraid to play with angled patterns and metallics.
If you’d like a colorful pastel wall to post behind white or gray furniture, try sectioning off parts with painter’s tape and painting with a variety of colors:
Either create an intricate pattern or a few color blocks for a simple yet bold statement:
If you’re looking for a more whimsical approach to pastels, try some of the brighter hues of this versatile palette:
Our soft, upholstered bed is perfect for this pastel bedroom. Moulded wall details add a special touch, as do embossed textures and mix and match textile patterns.
Whether you go all out or add pops of color here or there, this renewed color trend is sure to surprise and delight for many years. If you decorate with pastels, please be sure to show us your wonderful rooms!