Pastel colors create an ambiance all on their own, regardless of where they are used in the home. Pastels are becoming more and more popular in home décor and interior paint trends. To get the most use out of your pastel colors, here are a few tips:
Use Complimentary Colors in Your Decor.
If you use a pastel color on your walls, then you need to use a color that complements that wall color in your room décor. For example, if you use a baby blue on the walls, you'll want to use other shades of blue for bedding, curtains, linen, etc. It helps to create a solid foundation for the lighter wall color while also making the room really pop.
Alternatively, you can use other complimentary colors. It doesn’t have to be of the same color. For example, in the baby blue room, a mustard yellow or tangerine may look great. For lavender painted rooms, you may want to consider adding some emerald green or even a bright pink.
Consider Adding Patterns.
Another way you can really help your pastel walls jazz up your room is by considering a variety of patterns. The designs help the light pastel colors to become more age-appropriate and sophisticated without eliminating the relaxed ambiance that the light colors provide. You could consider using floral patterns in the bathroom and laundry room and stripes or polka-dots in the bedrooms.
Create Themes with Pastel Colors.
You can really help add to the environment of a room by creating a theme. For example, if you are decorating a rustic kitchen, then you may want to consider a pastel blue as it looks magnificent when paired with silver and brown. For a romantic Victorian-era bedroom, you can create the appropriate level of elegance by adding a powdery pink with the cream and gold colors that are already present.
When selecting colors for your home, you don't have to make the decision alone. A professional painter can lend a bit advice and can also help bring your dreams to reality.