How to incorporate Pastel Shades into your interior

Friday 13 May 2016, Written by Laura Tompkins Tags: Bathroom, Kitchen

Pastels are a great alternative to plain white and cream interiors; they add a relaxed feel to living spaces and are easily transitional from season to season. Although pastel colours are extremely popular at the moment, you might not be sure how to incorporate them into your home, so here are a few tips and things to consider:

Don’t be afraid to use pink

You may shy away from using pink in your kitchen or bathroom but its soft delicate hues are great for creating a calming interior. Pink is also a brilliant colour for building contrast, simple Blossom field tiles from the Winchester Tile Company look stunning when teamed with silver or chrome fixtures and fittings as pictured below, try pairing pink with neutral whites and creams to create a relaxed and peaceful space

Team with textures

The great thing about pastels is their versatility. Blending natural materials such as wood, bamboo and natural stone compliments your pastel décor. Try using lighter coloured wood effect tiles such as Driftwood or even Painted Wood with a subtle pastel tile in Mint green to transform a dull kitchen to an inspiring one.

Patterned Pastels

Patterned pastels are great if you don’t want to commit to one shade or if you want to create a rich focal point. Saltram in yellow from the Odyssey collection is the perfect pastel patterned tile, try it as a feature wall or across an expanse of floor for a bold splash of colour.

Use darker pastel shades

Darker shades of pastel greens and blues are good for creating more sophisticated spaces, try shades like Lagoon or Sage which work well with whites and lighter pastel shades or when paired with bold neon accents. Darker pastels are a fresh and stylish way to make a statement in any space. Patterned designs in the Odyssey collection help create a more contemporary edge and are a great way of introducing pastels into the home without being twee. Combined with a contemporary palette of rich indigos, vibrant reds and cool greys, this look is effortlessly chic.  

For more ideas, head over to our Inspiration pages or browse more images on Pinterest.

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