27 Oct 2011

( the beauty in pastel )

Pastel shades always remind me of those lovely 1950s interiors... cream, mint green, baby blue and baby pink fabrics, mixed with dark timbers. Well now that we are in the 'naughties' (is that the correct term, hehehe), pastel tones are just as lovely and can look stunning when used correctly and subtly . As a designer I always like to take inspiration from my surrounding and beautiful images that I can put together on a mood board.
I personally, am a huge fan of strong, deep, rich colours... but the careful introduction of pastel tones in your sample board can create a harmonious balance to any piece of furniture or interior. The images below would even make a complete pastelphobe fall in love with these muted tones.

Images via: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.


  1. I too am a little shy of pastels (in their true sense), however love the husky, dusty, chalky versions of soft blues, lavender, yellow etc. It can be such a nice compliment to a richer or monochromatic base pallet.

    Hope you are well and that you had a fab holiday.

    x Charlotta

  2. Good morning, and happy friday Charlotta. Im so glad you like the post, check out the mood board to support it in the next post.
    I had a fantasic holiday thank you. very relaxing, but wanted another one as soon as I got back to London, hehehe. Hope everything is good with you :)

  3. Hello Stuart! Sounds like you had a great holiday!
    Love these photos, dreamy and soft. Almost like little ghosts.


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