By Michelle Larin, Editor
Decorating with soft, pastel hues can make a room appear luminous. Such colours help engender the illusion of a larger space, as they assist with the reflection of light pigments in various aspects of a room.
Pastel colours such as baby blues, rosy pinks, lemon yellows and pale greens are not only reserved for nurseries. When mixed and matched correctly, these colours can create an inviting, chic, feminine and sophisticated space, imbued with elegance.
The use of pastel tones in a room can evoke both a soothing and uplifting feel in its inhabitants, in contrast to the capricious moods elicited through the use of darker, more dramatic colours.
When using pastel colours as the “base” for an interior scheme, consider playing with a few vibrant accessories; these can liven up the feel of a space, without interrupting the calming essence of a room’s disposition. Such accessories can also become focal points of a room, which is particularly pertinent if a host is keen to showcase particular pieces to his or her invitees.
1. Skater Wallpaper ($83AUD Ecochic) 2. Printed Cushion ($99AUD Nina Maya) 3. Esmeralda Headboard ($390.00AUD Ecochic) 4. Raffia Chandelier ($1590AUD Ecochic) 5. Pineapple Table Lamp ($375.00AUD Ecochic) 6. Egg Chair ($399AUD hardtofind)