There’s no denying the spring is in the air! Birds chirping, longer days, and those first tulips popping out of the thawed ground are all eagerly anticipated signs this time of the year. And when it comes to decorating, what’s better than fresh, pretty pastel paint colors in the springtime? Pastels aren’t just for candy shops and Easter baskets, either! As we discuss in our 2016 interior color trends article, decorating your rooms with a pastel color scheme is very much in vogue this year.
And when it comes to decorating with a pastel color scheme the bedroom is the perfect place to start, a place to relax and escape from the world. Soft-hued bedding, textiles, and decorative accents work with a variety of styles, from coastal, to shabby chic, to weathered rustic. Pastels look hip and trendy with punchy accents, like turquoise or tangerine, or more masculine when used with gray or dark brown to anchor the space. When paired with neutrals and metallic touches, a pastel color scheme takes on a sophisticated simplicity. Light blues and greens can create a serene and calming environment, while soft yellows and oranges quietly energize a space.
The following pastel bedroom ideas show just a handful of the countless ways that pastels paint colors can be used. Whether your bedroom needs a complete overhaul, or just a little refreshing for spring, a pastel color scheme can help you escape to another world and drift off to sleep.
Expert MixSource: stylecaster.com
This cute bedroom certainly doesn’t skimp on the pastel colors! Light blues, pinks, and grays all pay a role, together with bright artwork and accessories. Don’t be afraid to mix various colors – as long as the tones are the same, your space with look cohesive and tasteful.
Feminine FlairSource: www.micasarevista.com
Pink and gray is a classic pastel color scheme, and the base for this Madrid bedroom. Colorful artwork and a variety of textiles, with hints of yellow and orange, add depth and richness.
Coastal AccentsSource: www.cmnaturaldesigns.com
This San Diego bedroom is a beautiful example of how well pastels work with other colors. Crisp navy and bright turquoise compliment the soft yellow and add to the coastal vibe. The seagrass bed adds a fun, natural texture.
Just PeachySource: photos.hgtv.com
Thanks to fun and colorful accessories, this bedroom shows the cool side of pastels. The artwork and dresser add a contemporary touch.
Spring GreenSource: www.cyndiparkerinteriors.com
The barely-there shade of green pastel paint used on the walls in this bedroom bring the outside right in, you’d swear you were laying outside on a perfect sunny day!
Playing with PatternsSource: companykd.com
Want to try an all-over pattern, but afraid of overwhelming your room? Use pastels! This fun floral wallpaper works in this bedroom because the colors are soft. The stitched pattern on the bed frame and the rug add another element of subtle pattern.
Calm the SensesSource: styleyoursenses.com
Blogger Mallory Fitzsimmons’ master bedroom color scheme is the definition of serene! The walls are painted Balmy by Sherwin Williams and the rest of the décor is kept bright and neutral. Pops of brass add a touch of sparkle.
Sleek and BrightSource: suvalskydesigns.com
Creamy yellows and citrus greens pastel colors are carried throughout this Rhode Island home by designer Andrew Sulvasky. The bold teal accents provide an energizing counterpoint to the pastel hues.
Pure SweetnessSource: www.studio-mcgee.com
Pink is having a huge moment right now, in fact, color authority Pantone named Rose Quartz their 2016 Color of the Year. The lovely pink in this bedroom steals the show, but is offset with plenty of white and light blue roman shades.
Sophisticated SoftSource: www.agkdesignstudio.com
A subtle mix of patterns in pastel blue, greens, and yellow keep this small California bedroom feeling open, while the elegant upholstered headboard and mirrored nightstand impart chic style.
Hopeless RomanticSource: www.elmueble.com
Using a single color scheme, in this case lovely blush pink, gives this bedroom in Malaga, Spain, a cozy, romantic feel. Traditional furniture keeps the look timeless and classic.
Coastal ChicSource: www.hgtv.com
The 2016 HGTV Dream Home, located in Merritt Island, Florida, abounds with vibrant color and shore-inspired accents. In the guest room, a pastel peachy orange is carried from the walls and up onto the ceiling while neutral curtains and upholstery maintain a relaxed balance.
Light and DarkSource: www.houseofturquoise.com
In designer Tami Risinger’s waterside condo, a little pastel goes a long way. A dark brown headboard pops against the lavender walls and turquoise touches in the pillows and artwork references the lake outside.
Modern ToneSource: www.younghouselove.com
Pastel colors take on a contemporary edge in this bedroom designed by Young House Love bloggers Sherry and John Petersik. Neutral gray walls are the perfect backdrop for aqua curtains and a pastel-packed piece of abstract art.
Clean and CrispSource: www.freshamericanstyle.com
Mint green walls set the tone in this chic master bedroom, and the pastel color scheme carried through the artwork and the lamps. Sleek, modern furniture contrasts with the elegant chandelier and tufted headboard.
Breath of Fresh AirSource: www.studio-mcgee.com
Is there anything as soothing as this master bedroom by designer Shea McGee? Walls in Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue and accents of gray set off the spa-like atmosphere.
Shabby Chic StyleSource: www.alisonkandler.com
Charming cottage design is on display in this bedroom by designer Alison Kandler. Various shades of pink and purple produce a fun and cheery space, complete with a pastel painted floor – a cottage must-have!
Pastel ScaleSource: chango.co Photographer: Jacob Snavely
The large-scale floral pattern on the wallpaper and the smaller-scale print on the headboard work together because one doesn’t try to compete with the other, and they both feature sunny yellow. Pretty textured linens complete the happy space.
Pink EleganceSource: johnmcclaindesign.com
Shine and sparkle take this bedroom by John McClain from ordinary to extraordinary! The silver bed, mirrored nightstands, and silk curtains elevate the pastel pink walls and simple linens.
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