Carefree interiors – simply pastelove!
Summer season 2014 will pass under the sign of pastels. Ethereal colours dominated not only on the catwalks, but they are the undisputed number one in fashion interior design. Let’s check what colours to choose and how to skillfully introduce them to our homes.
Pastels are whitened, bright shades of blue, violet, red, yellow and green. Dilute pigments of these paints create a subtle effect of “blurring” the colour. Intense violet muted by white, becomes lavender or heather. Pastel green looks like fresh mint and orange turns into apricot. Mmm, delicious!
This trend derives from the idea of Slow Design, namely a respect for individualism and the usage of natural elements in creating a space. Fruit drop shades give a charming and sophisticated character. We can play them in almost every room – starting from a kitchen, ending at a bedroom. The introduction of soft colours is a great option for anyone who wants to refresh an old and boring styling of a room. Pastels visually “open” an interior – make it seem larger and more spacious than it actually is.
FOR WHOM PASTELS?
You can take a risk and say that this is a trend for everyone. Personally, I do not know if stereotypical man after returning from a gym would like to lie on a pastel sofa or cook quick meals in a candy kitchen. However, I leave the margin of error and do not treat pastels as the element of only feminine aesthetics. Everything depends on what colours will be used when creating the arrangement and how they will be used. After all, it must be acknowledged that most of the pastel stylisations have romantic, dreamy and importantly, sweet overtones. Introducing pastels into the interior requires a sense of colour. Fortunately, this trend can be easily turned, breaking him with a strong graphic accent.
PASTELS ON THE WALL
The strength of pastel pigments is their… weakness and more specifically, their delicate appearance. Covering a ceiling, a wall or all walls with one paint of this kind, we gain a colour in the interior, while not deciding on letting it play a leading role in our room. We fill up the entirety with white or gray (pastels love combinations with other natural colours), creating an elegant composition.
PASTELS ON FURNITURE
Apricot seats or sweet candy chairs – these are two inspirations that wonderfully illustrate how we can simply influence the overall appearance of an interior style. Chairs in charming colours do not have any competition in a room and well, because if several expressive decorations are added here, for instance on a wall, this arrangement will seem a little bit cloying. Similarly, a bright orange sofa – it also perfectly fits into the arrangement of a living room. Thanks to it the interior takes on freshness and a shape of massive furniture is effectively alleviated.
PASTELS IN ACCESSORIES
As you know, accessories can change an appearance of a whole stylisation. If we do not want to use pastel pigments in huge amount, it is the best to use them in the accessories. They may be lamps, curtains and voiles or vases. Their blurred colours will not irritate our eyes and perhaps they will convince us to use pastels on other elements of the room.