Pretty in Pastel: Inspiration for the Season

This is just the inspiration you need to hit the color-refresh button in your home.

Text by Hannah Jones

Come spring, we’re craving color, and not just outdoors. Drawing inspiration from the delicate and enchanting blooms, like peonies, hyacinths, lilacs, and primroses, we love to swath our homes in colors that reflect the outdoors. While summer seems the perfect time to make a statement with bold pops here and there, spring beckons a more subtle style, which makes pastel hues perfect. Gather inspiration to bring calming colors to your home this season by a few of our favorites below!

1A Sweet and Subtle Entryway

Photography by Spacecrafting Photography, Design by Bria Hammel Interiors, Built by Divine Custom Homes

A sweet nook like this makes for a space that’s easy to transition. Find a pastel-hued cushion (or reupholster your current one if you can) and add a few seasonally inspired pillows and throws. A light green entry rug completes the look.

2Coastal Style Meets Farmhouse

Photography by Mark Lohman, Styling by Sunday Hendrickson, Interior design by Lizzie McGraw, Tumbleweed & Dandelion

This subtly serene space would move beautifully from season to season, especially in the temperate regions of California. A neutral white base is gorgeously accented by baby blue and spring green pieces that especially shine in spring. Browse more unique spring home finds here.

3Pretty and Plated

Photography from galmeetsglam.com

This Easter tablescape mixes two classics—pink and blue—with a pop of yellow to freshen up the color palette for spring.

4Lovely Lavender

Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele

Want to make a bold statement in a classic way? Pastels are your new best friend. A room swathed in a single color in a mix of patterns and textures is quite the feature space but not overwhelming at all.

5French-Style Parlor with Regal Charm

Photography by John O’Hagan

So many people associate pastels with children, but that isn’t the case. This elegant living room’s furniture and drapery showcase a butter yellow that adds a bright, sunny touch in the most subtle way. If French-style is your thing, you’ll love this special issue!

6On-Trend Living Room

Photography by Katie Nixon, Design by Caitlin Wilson, Built by Fifer Custom Homes

Blush and baby blue have been taking over the design world in the last few years, and this season is the perfect time to hop on the ever-growing bandwagon. This chic style is elegant and sophisticated with the perfect splash of feminine fun.

7Classic and Casual

Interior design by Sonja Fleming

Truly a space inspired by nature, this mint-colored breakfast nook is showcased best in spring, when the windows are open to reveal all the natural greenery accenting the interior’s palette. To tour the rest of this stunning cottage, check out our summer issue here!