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How to Bring Pastel Colors Home: Ideas for Decorating


Accent pieces add colors to a place easily. But people often overlook one of the most important parts of decorating: your walls! Whether be it your regular room or that stunning underground room, the right shade can bring life into any space and create an atmosphere you want to be in. For a fresh new look, consider adding pastel colors to your home. The pastel craze has been around for a while now. Pastels are everywhere, from clothing to food, and even in the home. It’s time we bring them into our homes too!

Paint your Walls

The first step is to paint your walls. Pastels are best off when they’re the main color in a room and also it makes the room look cozy, and everything else adds an accent or touches on it–or contrasts with it, as some would say. If you need inspiration for colors, here’s a list of our favorite pastel colors for painting:

  • Light pink
  • Beige
  • Blue
  • Turquoise or Sea green
  • Lavender

Paint the Ceiling White and Accent Walls with Pastels. To get a good idea of how pastel colors will look in your home, paint one wall white–or choose a light color that complements the furnishing, decor, and area rugs on the floor. You can paint the other walls in pastels, which will show you how they’ll look and help you decide what colors to use.

Furniture Colors

The color of the furniture is another way to bring pastels home. You can choose any color you want, but if your goal is to use pastel colors in the room, it’s also a good idea to purchase light-colored furniture. The lighter the wood–, the better. White, pink, or powder blue are all good choices.

Bright Colors in the Home Decor 

It’s not just about choosing light-colored furniture; it is also important to choose bright colors for other parts of your home decor–like accent pillows or throw blankets, flowers, and art pieces. You might even want to paint one wall with an interesting pattern using pastel colors. Rethink about the colors you love–whether they are pastel or not, and then decide how to incorporate them into your home decor. After all, it’s a place where everyone can be comfortable!

Colorful Accents with Pastels: Wall Art and Accessories 

Wall art that has been framed on off-white or beige walls looks ravishing. Add a little more color to the room by using pastel colors in hues like aqua, coral, light pink, or peach. Pick something you love and find an accent pillow from your home decor store that matches it perfectly! Decorate the walls with art framed in pastel hues for a perfect combo of soft and bold.

Pastels as Flowers: Window Boxes 

Window boxes are a great place for flowers–especially if they have pastel shades. Just imagine the colors on your porch as you walk up to your front door, so serene and inviting. Placing pastel shade flowers in your window boxes will have the same effect! Besides windows, place the floral vases in the kitchen, bathroom, and side tables.

Pastel Rugs in the Living Room

The living room is the main space of a home and where you spend most of your time. Floral pattern Modern rugs in pastel shades are perfect as an accent piece to tie everything together aesthetically speaking, too! Also, they are a great way to create an inviting space for guests.

Sofas with a Pastel Touch

The best way is to consider two matching sofas in different pastel shades that can be placed facing each other or at opposite ends of the living room. One sofa should be a darker shade than the other, and it will provide color contrast that will make the room more dynamic.

For a small living space, go with one sofa in your favorite shade and place it at an angle facing the home entrance because this way, it can occupy two spaces at once without being too intrusive to either zone.

A Pastel Kitchen

There are many creative ways to bring pastel vibes home. One of them is to paint your kitchen walls with a pastel shade. It may sound too daring at first, but you’ll be surprised how different space will feel from what it was before. A simple way is to paint the lower portion of your walls with a light shade and paint the upper half in a dark hue. The pastel kitchen trend is so popular because it’s such an easy way to refresh any space at little cost completely. The choice of colors for accents can be made according to preference, but you’ll need two main shades that are very different from each other. The more daring idea is to paint your kitchen walls with a pastel shade and have the floors contrasting dark colors, such as black or gray. The contrast will give you an interesting visual effect that will make this space feel unique and fresh at the same time. You can also add some decoration to break up the monotony, like a shelf or an interesting piece of art.

Decorating with Decorative Pillows

Decorative pillows can never be too much. It is the most fabulous way to change the look of your room in a matter of minutes and can be done as you please. A simple way to use pastel colors is by using them on just one or two pillows that are not too dominant, like with pink accents or pale blue decorations. These will add some visual interest without taking away from the rest of the atmosphere.

Shades of Yellow: Cushions 

A yellow couch is a statement piece, but imagine how the room would feel if you added some pastel cushions. Take ideas from your surroundings and choose whatever color you want that matches the theme of the space! Place it on top of an armchair or sofa in a living room or on the floor in a bedroom. The color will be perfect for any living space, and it’s so easy to do!

Shades of Blue: Curtains 

If you’re feeling adventurous with your decorating skills, then opt for some pastel blue curtains that match yellow accents. It is an unusual choice for sure, but it will make your space look cool! Also, the color will look awesome with white furniture, which is the most common color in people’s homes these days.

On a Final Note

If you want to bring the pastel colors of Easter home, start with a neutral rug. Pastels will look even better on your floor and in your space when neutrals surround them. You can also add different patterns or textures to break up the monotony and create an interesting focal point for your room. RugKnots has over 1 million rugs from which to choose–a perfect place to get started!

Nate Berkus
Nate Berkus, a distinguished interior designer with a Bachelor’s in Design and Environmental Analysis, has been transforming spaces with his unique aesthetics for over two decades. His professional journey includes working with top design firms before venturing into freelance design consulting. His expertise was cultivated through years of working on high-end residential and commercial projects. He joined our editorial team and offers readers a blend of contemporary style and practical decorating solutions. He is also an ardent traveler, drawing inspiration from different cultures to enrich his design philosophy.

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