Pastel Color Schemes Trends for Spring Decorating Ideas

Among several trends coming up for Spring 2012, pastel world became the most basic color scheme. Let’s explore some ways to translate this trend into interiors. Many of the ideas require only a bucket of paint or exchanging a few knickknacks…

New Personality with pastel

Give a side table a new personality by covering it with a pastel tablecloth. Both the color and texture will give it an instant update.

electic spring bedroom

Swap out your bright or patterned bedding for a serene pastel set, whether it be all the sheets or simply a dust ruffle. Both your bedroom and night’s rest will seem more peaceful.

couple of pastel pink accent chairs

Sometimes all a seating arrangement needs are a couple of pastel pink accent chairs.

Talk about soothing.

For a truly calming bedroom, pastels are the way to go. Eliminate visual competition by concentrating on only two shades, such as seafoam green and white. The softness of the pastel dominates the space.

pinks with a black accent

The black adds slightly more dimension, making the room feel both balanced and restful.

the pastel effect

Don’t want to the pastel to feel to soft or romantic? Choose a shade that feels crisp, like this minty blue-green. When mixed with contemporary accessories and sisal runner this stairwell feels anything but traditional.

The pastel furniture

Take it a step further by refinishing a piece of furniture in a pastel. This vintage dresser maintains its classic feel while appearing fresh in a light shade of green. When paired with the ocean artwork, the entire vignette is the image of aesthetic serenity.

contemporize your pastels

Further contemporize your pastels by punctuating them with bold colors; the contrast of soft shades against bright neons is unexpected yet undoubtedly chic. Try accenting the pastel with a brighter color of the same shade: this pale pink bedroom feels hip and youthful with accents of magenta throughout.

choosing a complementary color to accent the pastel

In this bedroom, pale purple takes center stage when juxtaposed with burnt orange.

Pastel Closet Doors

Paint something unusual with pastels for a surprise spring on the trend. It’s not often you see closet doors painted with stripes in soft blues and yellows, but the look is whimsical and fun.

Spring kitchen color

Perhaps all you need is a small dose of pastel to give a fresh update to your space. Consider your island: how much livelier would your kitchen feel if it received a color makeover?


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