Maybe it's because it's nearly Marshmallow Peep season, or maybe color trends in the worlds of fashion (see: cool girl pink coat) and graphic design (even Leo Burnett is doing it!) are rubbing off on me. But lately, I can't stop daydreaming about adding more candy-colored shades to my home.
I like to believe that I'm an equal opportunity color lover, but in truth I tend to gravitate toward the same shades. Wine, mustard and cyan are favorites no matter the summer and winter alike. Despite my typical the-bolder-the-better strategy, I introduced mint green to the lineup in my home with my wannabe bar cart, which I love no matter the season.
Poppytalk's image of a baby pink desk in Ikea's latest collection (below) has me drooling. Although I have some reservations about appearing as if Rainbow Brite is my interior designer, I've got a pastel itch I feel like I need to scratch with my next apartment refresh.
I've put together a collection of images to brainstorm the best ways to paint the town pale. Let's start with the most gasp-inducing:
Holy mother of Eames, check out this collection of pastel molded plastic chairs from Cult Furniture. If that's not enough to make you wish you had space for more than two chairs in your one-bedroom, I don't know what is.
Ok, realistically I can't get rid of all my "living room" furniture to accommodate a dining room table full of chairs masquerading as Easter eggs. Finnish blogger Tarja Kankaanpää-Salonen has a similar but subtler version of that same idea in the above photo of a Copenhagen home.
Better yet, I could repaint my bronze coffee table. I love the orangey shade of pink in Jelanie's post on Nordic design.
On to the kitchen: In my dream world, I'd replace my rental fridge with this to-die-for mint green retro version.
Even more lovely: this pink couch via vtwonen. It's got me mint green with envy, though I'm not sure I'm ready to part with my timeless charcoal couch just yet.
There's nothing better for a commitmentphobe (or renter) than throw pillows. Spanish illustrator and designer depeapa has a collection available on Etsy that make me want to throw my current rust-colored velvet couch pillows out the window.
When in doubt, DIY! Erin from Earnest Home Co. has a tutorial for these too-cute opaque pastel dipped glasses.
What do you think? Have you introduced pastel into your home's palette? Is this trend best kept for Nordic bloggers and girly palaces? Should we drop everything and move to Copenhagen?
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