Happy Spring!! In the Northeast, the weather has been amazing! Spring always seems to bring a plethora of pastel colors across the waves of media outlets in an array of colors as beautiful as spring flowers.
If there ever was a time to experiment with pastel paint colors or pastel colors for home decor accessories this is it!
Pastel colors in fashion design have hit the Runway & the Red Carpet for 2016.
From InStyle.com Check out the beautiful Pastel Red Carpet Looks at the Academy Awards 2016. The Stars Who Got Spring-Happy in Pastels at the 2016 Academy Awards
Pastel paint colors topped the list with Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year.
Check out Rose Quartz & Serenity Color Pairings from Pantone.
“Whether in soft or hard surface material, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity brings calm and relaxation. Appealing in all finishes, matte, metallic, and glossy, the engaging combo joins easily with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. Add in silver or hot brights for more splash and sparkle.” From Pantone.com
Not ready or willing to make a commitment to pastel paint colors or pastel home decor but want to add this season’s palette to your décor?
Here are a few ways to up your décor palette with pastels …
Add Window Treatments
Pastel fabrics for window treatments especially in blue, pink, yellow, and gray are standouts right now..
Add Decorative Pillows.
Upgrade your area rug.
Area rugs can really change your entire space and if you’ve invested in neutral furnishings you’re in luck because by swapping out some key accessories you can easily change the look and feel of your space.
From HGTV Dream Home 2015
Paint an accent wall.
Painting an accent wall will give you an instant uplift with little time or monetary investment.
From PPG The Voice of Color
Try a diy project!
Repurpose a piece of furniture by choosing a pastel paint color.
Painting a found treasure is so fun! The initial investment can be as low as a few dollars so have fun and see what you come up with! Or find an inspiration piece to “get the look” and duplicate it. Or you may already have something that needs a little love!
From Benjamin Moore
Enjoy your week ahead, make it a great one! ~ Nancy
Be happy + be comfortable in your home