When I think of pastel colors, I am immediately transported to a world of Easter egg painting, nursery rooms and last year’s Pantone colors of the year (which were Serenity and Rose Quartz if it’s already a distant memory…). Nevertheless, as old man winter turns the corner, pastel color palettes are hotter than ever. But before you get the idea that I am asking you to decorate like you broke open a pack of Tropical Skittles in your home, I have a proposition for you.
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with this idea of pairing pastel colors with vibrant colors. It’s not a juxtaposition that’s often seen in interior design, as we tend to neutralize bold colors or layer pastel colors with other pastel colors. But what if we didn’t have to choose? What if we could have both?
Don’t get me wrong, all of this color could prove to be a bit too much. And I won’t bore you with the interior design rules of hues, tones, tints and shades because this trend is all about breaking the rules. If you aren’t scared of breaking some rules or lots of color, then this one might be for you. If you are still a little apprehensive, bedrooms, bathrooms or guest rooms might be the perfect spaces to try this look.
So today I salute all of those designers that take a walk on the wild side, that mix it up and aren’t afraid to eat from the Confused pack of Skittles (and yes there used to be a confused pack of Skittles) and make it look good while they are doing so.
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