Interior design with pastel shades
Fascinating world of colours: Pastel
We all associate pastel colours like mint green, vanilla or lilac with America of the 1950s – with the light-heartedness of ice cream, Cadillacs and petticoats. From a technical point of view, pastel colours are colours with a high proportion of white, which transforms the respective colour into a light, delicate to pale shade. The colour intensity is softened and colours such as red, green or blue are transformed into pastel tones such as dusty pink, mint green and light blue. In art history, so-called pastel painting stands for a technique in which pigmented chalks are used to draw on paper. Here the white of the paper background shines through the delicate layers of paint and gives the colours an airy and light effect. Of course, all these positive properties also come into their own when decorating the interior with pastel colours. Contrary to their childish and frivolous reputation, pastel tones appear minimalist, noble and clear when used correctly: mood-enhancing accents with furniture and accessories in pastel tones are very much in vogue and are best shown off in combination with pure white or muted grey tones. The combination of wood tones and pastel colours, which Scandinavian labels like to fall back on, is particularly popular. Due to the pleasant and refreshing effect, contemporary furniture designs, lights and accessories are increasingly shining in elegant pastel colours, while furniture manufacturers such as Fritz Hansen or Louis Poulsen regularly launch re-editions of famous design classics in new pastel tones.
Individual colour consulting at smow
You are seeking a special colour concept for your home, would like advice on the choice of colour for a particular project, or you are looking for colour-coordinated curtains for your interior design? Our smow furnishing consultants will be happy to assist. In our smow stores you will not only find high-quality designer furniture in a wide range of colours, but also a wide variety of fabric and material samples as well as wallpapers, curtains and much more. Drop in and let yourself be inspired.