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The Power Of Pastels: Stylish New Finds In Soft Hues

While pastels are known for their soothing effect, they are typically seen as soft and subtle rather than striking and edgy. But this season, pastels have experienced a revival of sorts. Have you noticed the prevalence of soft hues in the spring collections?! Somehow the refreshing nature of these easy-on-the-eyes shades has veered into hip territory.

The twist: interesting choices, such as combining pastels with geometric patterns and other pastels. This new take on a classic color palette has been fabulously dreamy. Today’s post is dedicated to shining the spotlight on new pastel décor finds for spring. Enjoy browsing some of our favorite picks below in all of their candy-colored glory!

Pastel Textiles

We begin with soft shades and soft materials—pastel pillows and bedding! Modern retailers such as West Elm have introduced some new shades and patterns into their spring lineups. The Nomad Coverlet + Shams can be enhanced with pillows in vivid shades, as shown below. Also note the geometric stitching that covers this bedding!

Light blue coverlet and shams

This season, CB2 is shining the spotlight on some delectable decor, such as the Panels 20″ Pillow, sitting pretty in the next image on the rosy Rue Petal Apartment Sofa:

Decor in shades of yellow and pink

Check out the Teepee Quilted Cushions from ferm LIVING, shown at the bottom right of the image below. Triangles meet pastel shades like rose and mint. As a bonus, these geometric finds also come in blanket form!

Pastel geometric bedding

For pastels with a punch (hello salmon!), check out these Embroidered Starburst Pillow Covers from West Elm, complete with a starburst design threaded onto 100% cotton. We’re loving the way these textiles walk with line between subtle and bold:

Pastel embroidered pillows

Tableware in Pastel Shades

Tabletop décor for spring has been nothing short of delicious. CB2 has played a big part in the candy-colored celebration, thanks to offerings such as the Intermix dinnerware below. Aqua, green, pink and yellow appear on pieces of various sizes, from a platter to a small plate. A faceted look is created by geometric forms and raised rims.

Pastel dinnerware from CB2

These Roundish Mini Bowls from CB2 are nothing short of yummy! Glazed porcelain makes a big statement with a simple form and a contrasting shade of white. Use these tasty finds to hold items such as candy and nuts. Available in matte salmon, matte pink and glazed mint (not pictured).

Pastel mini bowls

Dress up your table with a striking touch. These Triangle Napkins from ferm LIVING showcase small yet bold geo forms in mint and white. At 20 to a pack, these paper napkins will go far, especially when juxtaposed with dinnerware or placemats in other pastel hues.

Green and white triangle napkins

Pastel Accents and Décor

We end with a trio of décor finds that are the pastel icing on this delectable cake. Top off your sherbet-hued vignette with a Waterscape Candleholder from West Elm. Choose from a variety of hues, including soft shades that cast a soft glow while looking good enough to eat.  

Pastel glass candleholders

Need a stylish way to contain spare change or candy? These Treasure Diamonds from ferm LIVING are handmade of 100% porcelain, boasting a gem-like appearance in hues such as rose and mint:

Pastel geometric containers

We end by moving from the surface top to the wall. You can hang these Studios from ferm LIVING for decoration, use them as display shelves, or designate them as bedside tables for necessities such as reading material and an alarm clock. Crafted of smoked oak veneer with a pastel painted back, these interesting finds can fly solo, be arranged with a group in a skyline formation, or paired as shown below:

Wooden shelving in pastel hues

Today’s featured finds prove there’s strength in pastels. The key is to use them in unexpected ways. Let’s hear it for innovative design that breathes new life into a classic palette!

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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