This Spring it’s all about home decor that’s good enough to eat; sugared almond shades, lemon sherbert hues and minty fresh tones. Whether you want to roll it on your walls or throw it on your sofa here are a few suggestions for using a pastel palette.

Combine with Dark Colours

Delicate colours work really well with the vintage ditzy floral style, but what’s great about pastels this time round is how powerful they can look. Even the most subdued of shades can look dramatic when combined with a really strong colour such as a moody blue or mysterious grey. If you prefer to stick to lighter shades on your walls then a gentle blush shade is bordering on being a neutral and can be combined with many other colours.

Partner with Metallics

Pair mint with gold for a refreshing interior or combine pink with metallics for a sumptuous setting. The reflective surfaces bounce around the warm tones and create a cosy yet chic environment.

Accents and Accessories

If going all out with the pastels isn’t your thing and you’d prefer to be a little more subtle then how about adding a few sugary shades in your accessories?
Pretty pinks and blues look perfect against a white backdrop. Open shelving can often feel chaotic but by keeping it simple and stacking similar coloured crockery the effect can be very soothing.
Of course cushions, rugs and art are the easiest way to change a whole colour scheme. You could jazz it up with bold prints in pastel shades or keep it simple with plainer covers. I’m currently on the look out for some plush pink velvet cushions for my own lounge.

Fancy Furniture

If you fancy turning it up a notch why not switch the usual neutral furniture shades for something far more colourful? Tufted styles seem to lend themselves to pastel colours or if you just want to add a very subtle splash why not try the dipped effect instead?

Paint the Town Pink

And finally if you really want to declare your love of pastel to the world, leave the interior of your home and turn to the outside of your house instead. Think Notting Hill or Bristol with exteriors painted in soft tones of lavender, baby blue or lemon. Alternatively there is nothing more inviting than a luxuriously painted front door.

Anyone decorating with pastels at the moment? What shades have you gone for?

Image sources: Painted Houses | Grey & Pink Bedroom | Moody Blue and Pastel Bedroom | Mint Kitchen | Mint & Gold Bedroom | French Bathroom | Pastel Mason Jar Light | Pastel Cushions | Dipped Legs | Yellow Chair | Tufted Chair