Pastel colour schemes – 10 of the best

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Although you might think pastel colours will only work in the spring, these soft shades are actually great for making your home feel light and airy all year round. And you don’t have to restrict pretty pastel shades to a girl’s bedroom: Take this colour scheme into the kitchen, the bathroom and even the hallway.

Muted tones of mint, lemon and duck egg can make just as much of a statement as more vibrant colours. A pastel colour scheme can even range from elegant and sophisticated, to cute and quirky. Whether your tastes are grounded in classic country, or something more along the line of hotel-chic you still can make this popular colour scheme work for you – and we’ve got the know-how to help you do it.

If this is your first foray into pastel shades, ease yourself into the trend with subtle accents. Choose a white backdrop to build on and add touches of soft lilac or pale blue on painted furniture or soft furnishings. Pastel throws and cushion, or even a canopy over a bed, in a neutral bedroom is a simple way to give a nod to the trend, without changing the look of your home too much.

If you’re in love with a pastel colour scheme and ready to dive in head first, we have plenty of inspiration for you to theme your home in pastel hues. Don’t be afraid to mix up your pastel shades: Painting your room in one pale colour will complement one or two other shades around the room – on sofas, tables and chairs – as well as making a small space appear larger.

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