Spring into Pastels
After a long, cold East Coast winter, it’s nice to finally see, smell and hear some telltale signs of spring. Birds chirping, buds on the trees and more foot traffic on our sidewalks combine to reveal the freshness of a new season. Isn’t it wonderful? Inside the walls of your home or commercial space, there are ways to keep this fresh feeling alive all year round! A combination of the right lighting, paint and foliage can help. Another way to keep your space feeling light and bright is through the use of pastels.
Modern pastels aren’t just for nurseries, children’s rooms and ultra-feminine interiors. Pastels help create a relaxed atmosphere in your space and can be mixed with stronger hues to create balance and contrast. This year, BEHR released its 2017 palette, which includes 3 lifestyle collections highlighting the latest in colour trends: Comfortable, Composed and Confident. The Comfortable palette includes a number of pastels that will add some serious style to your home.
Try adding these pastel hues into your space using accent pillows, curtains and lamps, or go bold and re-invent some old kitchen chairs (or the entire table!). If you’re feeling brave, try painting each chair in a different pastel colour like this!
Have you considered using porcelain or ceramic tile in chic, pastel shades for your next home renovation project? This can be an elegant way to add subtle colour into your space, whether you’re installing a new floor, bath surround or kitchen backsplash. You can try using an all-over colour (a soft, sage green backsplash, for example), break things up by tiling your walls using two colours with a ceramic chair rail in between, or use a neutral tile as your main feature with pops of pastel colour added throughout.
The beautiful, textured wall tile series below comes in a range of pastel colours, providing you ample opportunity to liven up your space. Liking what you see? View the entire series here!
Handmade Series (Wall Tile): Duck Egg & Snow
Handmade Series (Wall Tile): Sage & Snow
As the sights and smells of spring make way for the warmth and cheer of summer, you might just get the itch to renovate. Inspiration can be found everywhere you look, so why not use the beauty of nature and its soft, pastel hues to create a spring oasis in your home or business?