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

Interior Design

Dressy Rose White Pleated Shade Ovo Table LampMarilyn 18" Square Light Pink Floral Throw Pillow / Small Tiffany Style Glass VaseRiddle 20" Wide Pink Lumbar PillowColonial Mills Silhouette SL25R Blush Pink Area RugChesterfield 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.

Pale Blue Decor

Harper 29" Wide Ice Blue Glass ChandelierUttermost Venosa 35" High Rustic Decorative Wall MirrorUttermost Girata Twisted Ceramic Blue Glaze Table LampRobert Abbey Harvey Baby Blue Glazed Ceramic Table LampBahari 18" Square Embroidered Blue Linen Throw PillowWaves 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.

Pale Green Decor

Spring Circles Rectangular Outdoor Throw PillowJames Hexagonal Mint and Cherry Accent TableCeladon Signature Cashmere Blend Waterwave Throw BlanketMamie Fluted Celadon Glass Contemporary Console LampTaylor Sage Indoor/Outdoor DoormatRobert 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.

Radiant Orchid

Grape Harvest Narrow Zig Zag Plug-In Swag PendantScallop Art Glass Amethyst Fragranced CandlePlum Abstract II 25 1/4" High Framed Giclee Wall Artangelo:HOME Lily Lavender YoYo Accent ChairPlum Dandy Lido Floor LampSurya 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