The uplifting palette of this sweet trend will invigorate any space with feel-good factor and fresh, spring-summer vibes. With soft pastels, simple yet bold patterns can add a youthful vibrant feel to a room.

Blur the boundaries with Utto from Tresillo wallpapers, by Harlequin

Use a single colour on a bedroom, lounge or hallway wall to give the room an instant lift, or mix multiple ice cream shades for a bolder approach that will be deliciously Instagrammable. Soft mint, zingy lemon
and strawberry pink are particularly on trend.

John Lewis brings together this Isla easy-to-fit pendant shade in white and blush paired with Dima dining chairs in minty green against a baby pink backdrop for a simple setting.

While pretty pastels are the perfect go-to for kids’ rooms and nurseries, more and more we’re seeing designers applying them in adult spaces, creating a youthful, vibrant aesthetic.

Be colour confident. Spaces with a neutral scheme of soft grey, cream, white or blonde wood are a wonderfully versatile background palette for bolder “home fashion” colours like these gelato tones.

Rose Ash light paint by Sanderson in this neutral pink grey living-room also features some lush lavender pops.

Colour block or apply using simple patterns such as stripes or spots for a look that’s young at heart. If you’re not sure how this will work at your home, experiment by introducing small accessories like cushions, stools and macramé wall hangings, then slowly bring in larger elements like painted furniture or wallpaper.


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