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Pastels In Print

Pastels In Print

Been taking inspiration from our Get The Look section lately? Then you’ll know that ice cream shades are a must have colour palette this year. We’re combining standout prints with soft textures and hues for an eclectic mix of this summer trend.

Harlequin have vowed to brighten up our walls with a great selection of wallpapers in mint and lime. Their retro Links design will give a new edge to a modern living space, while Loop from Scion’s new Wabi Sabi collection lends this trend a grown up, geometric twist.

Pastels go hand in hand with the bold blooms of floral designs. These mauve, lemon and pink shades are good enough to eat, with colourful, memorable prints that really pop! For an instant injection of pastels, Portobello from Sanderson makes a great feature wall. Or if you’re just starting out with this trend, introduce pastel patterns on cushions such as Garland from Villa Nova with its muted but charming botanical pattern.

When combining plain, neutral walls with simple, patterned fabrics there’s no need to play it safe. Light colours in light weight fabrics work perfectly layered at windows and equally well as on sofas. Demonstrated flawlessly by Designers Guild, with their eclectic style remaining subtle in appearance regardless of the out-there prints teamed together.

When using bold patterned designs, such as Nina Campbell’s Perroquet, they act as the perfect starting point for highlighting key colours for the rest of your interior. Pairing patterns with plainer fabrics can look far from dull when mixing an array of sorbet shades and allow for a more playful blend of textures and shades.

For more ideas on pastel colour combinations, see our Get The Look, ’13 Colour Palette.

Posted by: Susie Cochrane Tagged as: Trends,We Love