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In January, the landscape is bathed in Winter white as we await the blooms of Spring. It’s at this time that we crave more pale hues for interior design... Those hints of blush, mint, or icy blue that provide a dose of color and complement a home’s neutral palette.
Pale pink is a feminine shade but it’s not just for little girl’s rooms. Instead, pull touches of pink into a sophisticated space for a romantic aesthetic, incorporating cotton or silk textiles in florals or geometrics along with colored glass accessories.
Dressy Rose White Pleated Shade Ovo Table Lamp / Marilyn 18" Square Light Pink Floral Throw Pillow / Small Tiffany Style Glass Vase / Riddle 20" Wide Pink Lumbar Pillow / Colonial Mills Silhouette SL25R Blush Pink Area Rug / Chesterfield Pink Shell Tone Decorative Throw Blanket
Blue is a go-to color for anyone who desires a serene space. Softer shades of blue are relaxing and calm, perfect for bedrooms or living spaces in soothing hues reminiscent of sky and sea.
Harper 29" Wide Ice Blue Glass Chandelier / Uttermost Venosa 35" High Rustic Decorative Wall Mirror / Uttermost Girata Twisted Ceramic Blue Glaze Table Lamp / Robert Abbey Harvey Baby Blue Glazed Ceramic Table Lamp / Bahari 18" Square Embroidered Blue Linen Throw Pillow / Waves Collection Blue/Ivory Shag Area Rug
Seafoam and mint green are colors that were popular in the 1950s and celadon and sage in the 1990s, but these pale green hues never went out of style. Modern uses are fresh and fabulous when the surrounding decor includes elegant shapes in classic furnishings.
Spring Circles Rectangular Outdoor Throw Pillow / James Hexagonal Mint and Cherry Accent Table / Celadon Signature Cashmere Blend Waterwave Throw Blanket / Mamie Fluted Celadon Glass Contemporary Console Lamp / Taylor Sage Indoor/Outdoor Doormat / Robert Abbey Celadon Triple Gourd Ceramic Buffet Lamp
Radiant orchid was named Pantone’s color of the year for 2014 and all shades of pale purple from lilac and lavender will play a larger role on the design scene. It’s a glamorous hue especially when paired with mirrored pieces together with white furniture and pretty walls.
Grape Harvest Narrow Zig Zag Plug-In Swag Pendant / Scallop Art Glass Amethyst Fragranced Candle / Plum Abstract II 25 1/4" High Framed Giclee Wall Art / angelo:HOME Lily Lavender YoYo Accent Chair / Plum Dandy Lido Floor Lamp / Surya 18" Square Lavender Throw Pillow
Take a cue from these designers who are embracing pale hues. They will translate into an airy elegant space that will look lovely for years to come.
Image credits: Lovejoy Designs, Elle Decoration, Tobi Fairley, At home in Arkansas, Belmont Design Group, Traditional Home, Better Homes & Gardens, Adore Magazine
Kate Riley is a self proclaimed incurable DIYer with a passion for interior design and a great eye for decorating with style! Kate's blog Centsational Girl has been rated one of the top Home & Garden blogs for three years running. When not writing about the best and latest in exceptional design and home improvement, you can be sure Kate will be simultaneously wielding a paintbrush while sipping Syrah where she resides in the California Wine Country. Follow Kate on Google+