10 Inspiring Ways To Decorate Your Home With Pastel Colors

by Monday, October 17, 2016

Pastel colors are back in style, which means there are even more ways to use these fun and relaxing colors in your home. You can use pastel colors to brighten up a room, add a subtle pop of color, as an accent wall, or even as your main color pallet. These inspiring rooms and spaces use pastel colors with style and creativity. Read on to see them!

10 Inspiring Ways To Decorate Your Home With Pastel Colors

All The Inspiration You Need To Freshen Up Your Home

Pastel colors used to be reserved for nurseries and kids’ rooms, but not anymore. Current interior trends show that pastel colors aren’t juvenile at all and that you can use them almost everywhere. Don’t forget, this year’s Pantone colors (rose quartz and serenity) are pastel colors! I personally use pastel colors when I want to brighten up a dark space, or when I want a fresh, youthful look. The key to using pastel colors at home is embracing it! Trust me, you don’t need to pile on the dark colors or serious furniture to make pastel colors work. Just take a look at these 10 fresh spaces that all use pastel colors, I’m sure you’ll find all the inspiration you need.

 

1. Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets | Inspiring Ways To Decorate Your Home With Pastel Colors

image via Home Book

Doesn’t this kitchen look so adorable? Give your kitchen or any room a quick refresh by painting your cabinets or shelves with a new color. Mint green or sky blue are my top picks!

 

2. Mixed Pastel Colors

Mixed Pastel Colors | Inspiring Ways To Decorate Your Home With Pastel Colors

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If you’re going to go for pastels, you might as well go all the way! Orange, pink, and blue make for a fun color palette that adds uniqueness and creativity to an all-white space like this one.

 

3. Pastel Colors and White

Pastel Colors and White | Inspiring Ways To Decorate Your Home With Pastel Colors

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Speaking of white, pastels go great with other white furniture and decor. On one hand, pastels can add color to an all-white room. But also, white accents can keep your pastels fresh and your room bright. That’s a perfect match if you ask me.

 

4. Art

Art | Inspiring Ways To Decorate Your Home With Pastel Colors

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If you’re not quite ready to invest in pastel-colored furniture yet, go for pastel decor. Paintings, photos, and frames are a good place to start. If you’re not loving the color you choose, just switch it out for another!

 

5. Accent Chairs

This rustic dining table got a modern refresh just by adding pastel dining chairs. In a way, this reminds me a bit of a more modern shabby chic look!

 

6. Pastel Colors and Neutrals

Have a black and white room? Add a pop of pastel to make it less boring. This baby blue sofa looks so fun, I can imagine something like this in an apartment or a dorm room!

 

7. Bohemian Chic

Bohemian Chic | Inspiring Ways To Decorate Your Home With Pastel Colors

image via Binti Home Blog

As much as I love the Bohemian style, sometimes the deep colors are a bit too much for my modern taste. But I think I’ve found the perfect solution: pastels! Pick a few items that are Bohemian like a patterned rug or hanging planters, then give them a modern twist with pastel colors!

 

8. Accent Wall

Accent Wall | Inspiring Ways To Decorate Your Home With Pastel Colors

image via Binti Home Blog

Here’s another easy way to use pastels at home: paint an accent wall! It’s an easy project that you can do in under a day, and it refreshes your room. A pastel accent wall is also the perfect backdrop for a gallery wall!

 

9. Retro

Retro | Inspiring Ways To Decorate Your Home With Pastel Colors

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I love retro interiors, but sometimes they look a bit dark and old, especially with all the olive greens and dark blues. If you’re up to it, why not try re-upholstering your old chairs and furniture with bright pastel fabrics?

 

10. Contrast

Contrast | Inspiring Ways To Decorate Your Home With Pastel Colors

image via Elle Spain

Pastels are such versatile colors and shades. So even if you don’t have a modern home, you can still decorate with pastels! Embrace the contrast, because that’s what makes your design unique and dynamic. I just love how the pastel accents look against this rough stone wall.

 

Watch this video from notonthehighstreet.com to see more ways to use pastel colors in your home:

 

Pastel colors are definitely not just for kids anymore. See how bright and fresh these spaces are? After seeing all these inspiring spaces, my next home refresh will surely add some pastels.

Want more home inspiration like these pastel colors? Check these out! Which pastel colors are your favorite? Leave me a comment to let me know!