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Use pastel colors with geometric shapes

Pastel colors are often seen as poetic and romantic. But I like to give these colors a different kind of air with geometric shapes and with cold materials such as metals and synthetics.

Heleen van Gent, Head of Global Aesthetic Center
Pastel theme kids room

Group pastel tones close together

Bir I like grouping pastels close to each other as tons, because they create a beautiful, fluid effect when used in layers on each other. The softness allows me to use them even in the most extreme patterns without losing their sense of fit.

Willeke Jongejan, Senior Global Color Designer
Pastel kids room

Use pastels to create a neutral fund

I understand that pastels don’t have to be the center of attention – pastels create a wonderful backdrop to ensure that one of your interiors or a piece can be noticed. To make a sporty effect, I like to combine a pastel tint with a fluorescent detail.

Marieke Wielinga, Global Color Designer
Pastel theme Living Room

Use pastels to transform outdated furniture

M Whatever the season, pastels are great – soft apple green for spring, pale butter yellow for summer, oyster for fall and light sky for winter. I change the pieces of furniture such as a buffet or canvas to pastel colors and switch between the seasons.

Marieke van der Bruggen, Global Color Designer

Balance pastels with soft, neutral tints

Just like our favorite treats, sweet dessert pastels appear best when they are balanced with more earthy colors such as silver gray or dark navy. I like to keep things sophisticated by using simple shaped accessories and a piece of copper color.

Louise Tod, Senior Global Color Designer
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