5 Favorites: Mixed Pastel Shades for Spring by

Issue 67 · Bring on the Spring · April 9, 2013

5 Favorites: Mixed Pastel Shades for Spring

Issue 67 · Bring on the Spring · April 9, 2013

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.

Pastel Mugs Hanging in a Rustic Kitchen, Remodelista

Above: Pastel mugs hang above a kitchen table at Walnuts Farm in East Sussex. Photograph by Light Locations.

Marianna Kennedy's Colorful House in London, Remodelista

Above: Bright green, coral, and shale gray accent a living room (see our post: House Call: Marianna Kennedy in London).

Mixed Bright Pastel Eames Chairs, Remodelista

Above: A mix of Eames chairs against a gray wall at Dinder House in Somerset, via Design Crisis.

Pastel Outdoor Lanterns from Casamidy, Remodelista

Above: An assortment of powder-coated lanterns from Casamidy.

Yellow, Orange, and Green Barstools, Remodelista

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.

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