The onset of spring has us thinking about pastels, but we'd like to avoid a cloying overdose of them. Here is a roundup of ideas for combining pastels with brighter colors.
Above: Pastel mugs hang above a kitchen table at Walnuts Farm in East Sussex. Photograph by Light Locations.
Above: Bright green, coral, and shale gray accent a living room (see our post: House Call: Marianna Kennedy in London).
Above: A mix of Eames chairs against a gray wall at Dinder House in Somerset, via Design Crisis.
Above: An assortment of powder-coated lanterns from Casamidy.
Above: Colored chairs fit into a neutral palette of gray and brown, via Uno Design.
For more interiors with a softer edge, have a look through over 500 Rustic Rooms in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on May 9, 2012.