One of the most beloved trends of summer 2018 is the resurgence of the ‘ice-cream palette.’ Consisting mainly of pastel hues and neutral colors, this palette is a fan favorite this summer. This is mainly because the cool, soothing colors included in this style-wave are perfect to relax in after a particularly hot day outside. What else do you need to overcome the hot, humid climate of Singapore these days? Therefore, if you’re renovating your homes these days, then take a look at how this palette can be incorporated in your interior designs!
1. Be upfront
So, the first rule of applying this palette in your interior designs is that you need to be bold about it. The lighter colors can be easily incorporated even through large objects like furniture, so it’s easy to go all out. If you use them in small measures, you’ll only end up focusing on the bright colors. Therefore, if the ice-cream palette is your central theme, then use it in large doses.
2. Pastel Accessories
While using the ice-cream palette, you can also create some visual diversity by applying these pastel colors on some customized accessories. This can help you create a rather eye-catching effect in your interior designs. The bird-house inspired decorative shelves in this image are an excellent example of this technique. The mismatched colors create a nice contrast while complementing the sofa set.
3. With other elements
You can use side design elements like materials and lighting to complement your ice-cream palette to make it more stand-out. These may include flooring, ceiling and wall materials. As you can see in this image, the light herringbone patterned floors and praline textured exposed brick walls are the perfect way to complement the lighter hues of this palette.
4. Going for broke
One of the best ways to emulate the ice-cream palette in your homes is by using these colors on an entire wall and then complementing them with contrasting materials and furniture. This image shows a great example where the powder blue wall is complemented by the wooden bookshelf, floor and the furniture.
5. Not as vivid
The best part about the ice-cream palette is that not all the colors have to be vivacious! Some of them can just be muted and understated, yet they’ll still seem elegant. Take this bathroom interior for example – the light grey tiles create such a chic look when complemented with the wooden design of the vanity!