Interiors

Muted Pastels: The New Neutral for 2019

Shun rainbow brights and neon hues for something more subtle this spring: muted pastels.

Barely-there powdery shades are the new neutral in home decor.  Use them instead of beige (favoured in the 90s), white (popular in the 00s and 10s) and soft grey (which has recently had a moment in the interior design world).  Instead, choose statement pieces in dusty, faded, chalky shades.


Looking for a little inspiration?  We have included lots for you below:

1. Statement Sofa

Use this gorgeous petal pink sofa to create a statement in your living room.  We love the elegant and luxurious design, plus the sumptuous velvet fabric adds a touch of luxe.  While soft and delicate, this shade of blush will add warmth and brightness to your space.  Available from Darlings of Chelsea.

Darlings of Chelsea Pastel Pink Sofa

2. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Svenska Blue

For your walls, we love this crisp, cool blue-grey colour by Annie Sloan.  The muted shade was frequently used in Swedish manor houses in the 17th and 18th Centuries and is long overdue a revival.  While it’d work in any room of the home, the colour will bring serenity to a bedroom.  The press shot below shows floral decoupage paper layered on top of the paint – what a clever idea!  View more details at anniesloan.com

Annie Sloan paint

3. Burbidge & Son Kitchen in Placid Blue

Who says your kitchen needs to be boring?  Forget beige, white, black and grey cabinets and opt for blue instead!  The cabinets below have a classic feel, but the ‘placid blue’ hue feels clean, bright, fun and modern.  Details at Burbidge.co.uk.

4.  Polygon Pasel Wall Mural

Embrace rainbow colours, geometric shapes and muted pastels with this fantastic wall mural. Give WallSauce.com your wall’s measurements and they’ll custom print a mural for you. This ensures the perfect fit. This mural will look great in any room, try it in the living room, nursery or bedroom!

Muted pastel wall mural

5.  Velvet Lampshades

Add a little luxury to your living room with these gorgeous velvet lampshades. They’re from Brighton-based company Abode Living.  They come in a range of colours and sizes. We love the two muted colours, dusky pink and soft turquoise.

Velvet pastel lamp shades

6.  Orla Kiely Roller Blinds in Duck Egg Blue

Orla Kiely designed these gorgeous rolling blinds. They come in one of 2019’s most popular shades, dusky duck egg blue.  The blind will add a pop of colour to any conservatory, kitchen or living room.

7.  Farrow & Ball Paints

We adore these modern paint colours from Farrow & Ball. The muted shades complement one another.  Shadow White is a light neutral. Worsted is an easy-to-use rich grey.  Sea-mist inspired Cromarty, while Peignoir is a romantic soft grey-pink.

8.  Cushions & Blankets

Use a few scatter cushions and a blanket to transform an otherwise boring bed, chair or sofa. Mix and match with tonal shades to add a splash of on-trend colour to your room (ideal if expensive new furniture/redecorating isn’t an option!).


We love the velvet cushion pictured above and the pink throw pictured below, both from Beauify.co.uk.


Featured images from Pixers and  Original Style.

Carly
Hi, I’m Carly, a freelance writer and interior design enthusiast.