7 ways to design around a pastel color scheme
There is a slight misconception about designing with a lighter color palate – most people assume that these end up being boring. However, to the contrary, an interior designed in pastels has a very uniquely juxtaposed visual dynamic, which can be played up through proper accentuating an amazing lighting. A pastel color scheme may not be pop-out bold, but there is something extremely relaxing about it. Below, let’s take a look at some of the best pastel colored interiors in our gallery.
- Artworks and floors
The interior in the image below utilizes a light pastel scheme that is accentuated and contrasted by strategically wooden floor. The warm and cool color palates are definitive enough in their own right that their combination lends a very pleasant homely vibe to the entire room. However, it is the pastel blue artwork on the wall that acts as a major attraction and gives this interior panache.
- Topping with a pop
While most pastel color schemes can carry their own weight, the one in the image below has been specifically designed with monotonous colors. So to make it seem lively, the designers have percolated it with vivid, colorful toppings in the form of cushions and feature furniture in order to draw away the drabness.
- Single features
When you inoculate a pastel colored scheme in an interior, it doesn’t have to be in various hues. It can just be a single color that has been used in the form of a feature wall. In the image below, you will see how this concept has been articulated by featuring a pastel blue media wall – which brings out an unmitigated exuberance in the overall interior.
- Using monochrome
While most pastel color schemes usually use white as a base coat with other colors, the one below has chosen a watered down hue of back – a granite grey – to imbue the pastel vibe within the interior.
- Emulating texture
Sometimes, pastels can be even more stand-out if you incorporate them through textures and top them off with exotic colors. In the interior below, you can see how the exposed brick wall has a very praline texture, which is set off even more through the vibrant color of the couch in front. This gives the design a wholesome and complete look.
The master pastel color, this one is the go-to for most sophisticated pastel colored interiors. In the image below you will see how the all-beige color palate combined with the gold light brings out an earnest yet chic vibe within the interior space.
Gloom and doom may not be the generic pastel motto but this interior sure has a way with manifesting a fun way to incorporate the best pastel color techniques in a mostly dramatic way. In the image below you will see just how artfully the designers have allocated carefully chosen pastel hues of greys and blues and strategically offset them against natural and artificial lighting.