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What are pastel colors? Applying pastel colors in interior design

Pastel colors They are not simply a normal color but seem to be becoming a modern trend. Then pastel colors What is that? How to get a beautiful pastel color? What colors are hot right now? And what is their applicability in interior design? The above questions will be answered by Kosmos in this article.

Pastel colors - Current interior design trend
Pastel colors - Current interior design trend (Source: istockphoto.com)

What are pastel colors?

Pastel colors Also known as "pastel" or "Muted Colors", these are tones that are diluted from warm tones. Although not too prominent, they impress the viewer with their purity, gentleness, and create a feeling of comfort and peace. Therefore, they are used in many fields such as graphic design, fashion, interior decoration,...

The pastel orange color on the wall helps the space become gentle and peaceful
Pastel orange on the wall helps the space become gentle and peaceful (Source: freepik.com)

With two main color groups for people to easily distinguish and choose from: warm tones and cool tones.

Cool pastel tones:

  • Pastel blue (baby blue, mint green, navy blue, sky blue...)
  • Pastel pink (pastel pink)
  • Pastel purple (lavender purple)

Warm pastel tones: 

  • Pastel yellow (light yellow, bright yellow)
  • Pastel Orange (Peach Orange)
  • pastel red
  • Black pastel

Hot trend of 4 pastel tones

Although this color system is very diverse from many different shades, there will always be colors that are popular with viewers. To create a beautiful pastel system with satisfactory colors, the most important thing is to grasp and understand their color mixing ratio.

Pastel pink

This is a color combination of white and red. Take a large amount of white as the main color and add red depending on the color you desire. The less red, the softer the pastel pink will be.

Pastel pink is the favorite color tone of most girls, whether in fashion or decorating living spaces. This is a lovely color, gentle but no less flexible, easy to combine with many different colors. That's why designers often use pastel pink to reduce conflict with other tones.

Pastel pink brings femininity to the living space
Pastel pink brings femininity to the living space (Source: istockphoto.com)

Pastel blue

A harmonious blend of blue or green with white will create an extremely flattering pastel blue tone.

Pastel blue is currently a new trend in recent years. Blue is often the color that symbolizes nature, that's why people know pastel blue as representing relaxation and coolness. Not only that, recent studies have shown that when the housing space or furniture is painted in pastel blue, it will help its owner become more confident and active.

Pastel blue tones create a cool look for the viewer
Pastel blue tones create a cool look for the viewer (Source: istockphoto.com)

Pastel purple

There are many ways to create pastel purple such as combining Violet purple or Dioxazine purple and Cadmium yellow, and many other combinations.

Luxury, class and elegance are the perfect words to talk about pastel purple. This color scheme has a fairly light shade so it will bring a gentler and more comfortable feeling. In addition, this color tone is also popular among aristocrats, royalty and the upper class.

Pastel purple - A luxurious and outstanding color
Pastel purple – A luxurious and outstanding color (Source: istockphoto.com)

Pastel white color

As a simple color tone, pastel white, although not outstanding, is probably the most used color in many fields. Demonstrates lightness, clarity, purity and especially extremely high applicability. To increase prominence, designers often add other colors such as pink, blue, gray, etc. to create extremely eye-catching color bands or splashes of color.

Pastel white, although simple, always makes many people love it
Pastel white, although simple, always makes many people love it (Source: istockphoto.com)

4 applications of pastel colors in interior design

It can be said that pastel tones are being applied a lot in our daily lives. Besides the fashion industry, living space decoration is also catching up with the trend of using pastel colors to increase creativity.

Pastel colors for the living room

When you are too confused between too many colors, using gentle pastel tones for the living room will be a wise choice. Designers can also flexibly combine white tones with luxurious light yellow tones of wood from materials such as laminate flooring or wood grain plastic panels,... so that the overall room becomes sophisticated and luxurious.

The main white tone combined with the elegance of light-colored wooden floors has never gone out of style
The main white tone combined with the elegance of light-colored wooden floors has never gone out of style (Source: freepik.com)

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Pastel colors for the bedroom

The bedroom is a place to rest after a long day. Therefore, you should use gentle pastel tones, cool colors or use deep colors. These colors will help you feel relaxed and fall asleep more easily. Limit warm colors because this will easily make you feel frustrated and uncomfortable when sleeping.

Pastel colors for the bathroom

Pastel colors will help your family's bathroom become more gentle and relaxing. However, you need to choose a color tone that matches the style of the whole house. Here are a few suggestions from Kosmos on how to use pastel colors for your bathroom.

  • White tone: This is the safest and most used color tone for the bathroom and is not picky about any style. Using white tones helps the bathroom feel bright, clean and helps highlight sanitary and bathroom accessories.
White bathrooms bring a refreshing, clean feeling
White bathroom brings a refreshing, clean feeling (Source: istockphoto.com)
  • Blue tone: Most pastel green colors such as blue or mint green will help the bathroom space become fresher. Accompanied by this is the relaxing feeling of being immersed in nature that this color tone brings.
Freshness is expressed through pastel blue tones
Freshness is expressed through pastel blue tones (Source: istockphoto.com)
  • Gray tones: Gray is a color commonly found in bathrooms. They are easily combined with white and black tones to create luxury. If you are a person who likes minimalist bathroom space, this is the color for you.
Harmony between pastel gray combined with white and black colors of walls and accessories
Harmony between pastel gray combined with white and black of walls and accessories (Source: istockphoto.com)

Pastel colors for the office

Work room is also a place where pastel tones are often used. For many different purposes, the office will be decorated with a variety of pastel colors such as blue, cream white, bright yellow,...

With the article on Kosmos, we have answered all the questions people have about pastel colors. Please comment below to share your opinions on this topic with Kosmos!

References:
  1. https://www.floordi.com/mau-pastel/#mau-pastel-trang
  2. https://hita.com.vn/kinh-nghiem-hay/mau-sac-cho-phong-tam-post-3037.html

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