From Pantone Color Institute Fashion Color Report for Spring 2014, Designers take a “modern twist on the traditional by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium.”
Placid Blue, Violet Tulip and Hemlock categorized as “very adaptable pastels because we are so accustomed to seeing them as nature’s background, they can be combined with any other color in the spectrum.”
Combining these pastels with any of the other bold or neutral tones within this palette brings the fashion Spring 2014 color trend to life.
Visit pantone.com for more information
Below in the photo from Elle Decor by Carrier & Company, the color scheme of gray and yellow is a great example of mixing pastels with bold colors. I love this color palette of gray tones + white tones + vivid yellow. I think the color palette of a mix gray tones + white tones + pops of vivid yellow create a lively livable fresh and modern space. The neutral paint scheme keeps the room open and bright, allowing you to really appreciate the furnishings and accessories.