Muted pastels: 5 beautiful buys

Furniture and accessories in pale hues

Pastels are on trend this season, but the latest powdery hues are a far cry from the sugary ice-cream colours of old. Think muted gelato rather than bright candy-floss pink or baby blue. With their quiet charm, these new modern shades offer understated sophistication for those looking to bring a gentle pop of colour to their home.


MCD 2015 sofa

Sitting at the sophisticated end of the pink spectrum, this MCD 2015 sofa from Ligne Roset has a classic architectural shape that will suit a wide range of looks from sleek urban to elegant country.

2. Eikon shell pendant light

A smart choice for those who like to update their room schemes regularly, the Eikon shell pendant light from Schneid consists of a wooden head and a metal shade attached by magnets. The German design studio offers a choice of interchangeable shades in a range of shapes and muted pastel hues, which can be paired with textile cables in one of six different colours.

3. Daydream pastel rug

For a contemporary twist on subtle candy colours, look no further than the chic abstract pattern of the Daydream pastel rug by Brink & Campman at Heal’s. The pure wool design is hand-knotted in Nepal and has a tactile low pile.

4. Porcelain ceramics

From carafes and vases to bowls and beakers, the porcelain offerings from Mud Australia come in a palette of tempting sherbet shades that include Mist, Citrus, Pistachio and Pink. They can be mismatched to great effect and are ideal for adding accent colour to interiors.

5. Casa tiles

Inspired by geometric Islamic motifs, these Casa tiles by Marrakech Design can be laid in different patterns to create a range of beautiful designs. There are 12 colour combinations available, with the option to custom order to suit your scheme.

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