How To Utilise A Palate Of Pastels

Fresh and clean, pastel tones are a great way to add a little colour to a room without tones being too “in your face.” This colour scheme makes an appearance in the realm of fashion almost every spring, and for good reason. Pastels bring with them a feeling of newness which helps create a light and airy home – and while it’s very popular in spring, it continues to look lovely at any time of the year. Take a look at these examples of how you can use pastels in your home.

Scatter cushions

This comfy sofa, covered in cushions, combines pale pink with on-trend greys and ever-popular neutrals to add interest to the room. The use of pink continues through to the lampshade adding to the flow. We also love the mirrored wall behind the couch, which makes this room feel very spacious.


As a backdrop to life, many homeowners are choosing a palette of bright white, which serves a natural basis for pale blues, washed out greens and more. The window seat pictured above provides the perfect combination of rustic charm, simple white paint and pale pastel cushions.

Feature walls

Pastels can be used in conjunction with brighter colours to create fresh, statement-making rooms. Where furniture is white a pastel backdrop can create an appealing contrast.

Blinds and cushions

Spring interior design

In this room the blinds and cushions feature the same colour scheme, bringing a fresh hit of colour into a lovely welcoming room.

If you’d like further information about redesigning your home talk to the team at Hannah Barnes Designs.