Although Mother Nature may not be cooperating quite yet, spring has in fact officially arrived! So we feel like it’s about time that we tuck away our flannel throws and cozy knit pillows in favour of something a bit lighter and fresh… something along the lines of pastels! Because even though the weather outside is still just a little bit frightful, that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace the essence of spring inside of your home!
It’s not common that we get to discuss pastel colour when it comes to kitchen design – don’t worry, the all-white kitchen trend is not going anywhere anytime soon – but we think that if incorporated correctly, pastels can help to freshen up your kitchen, bringing that vibrant feel of spring into your home in a sophisticated way. Not to mention we love the retro, 1950s flare that pastels evoke within a space!
Take a look at these five simple ways to “pretty up” your kitchen using pastels!
Kitchen Chairs or Barstools
Pastel barstools or kitchen chairs are a great way to incorporate just the right amount of punch to your neutral or all white kitchen. Selecting the right colour pallet when it comes to your chairs or bar stools can set the stage to create a visually stunning, and interesting space.
See below for a great example!
If you’re feeling a bit more on the adventurous side, you could try this pastel paint dipped DIY. We are seriously crushing on this eclectic, rustic take on pastel chairs.
Collaboration with Vanessa Ferro Design
Who could be stressed in a kitchen like this?! Colours in general are amazing at bringing about certain emotions. For instance, pastels have this really wonderful, soothing and soft quality that helps evoke calmness and serenity in a room that can at times be associated with stress. Cooking for dinner parties and holidays? We get it… it can be a little bit overwhelming so it’s imperative to keep your kitchen as stress-free as possible, and you can do this by incorporating calming pastel colours!
We hand paint our kitchens here in the Bloomsbury workshop so together we can achieve a very custom and tailored look for your pastel perfect kitchen. And if you ever tire of this trend and want a fresh, new look we could potentially change the colour!
3” x 6” Glass Subway Tile in Spring Blue
If you do not want to paint your cabinet’s pastel coloured, but you’re still looking to add a little bit of depth and dimension to your all white or neutral kitchen, you should consider incorporating pastel backslash tiles. This will help to create a “wow” focal point to your otherwise neutral space.
While out trend hunting at IDS this year, we fell head over heels with everything about the Smeg Booth! Their Retro look appliance collection is absolutely beautiful, especially those pretty pastel appliances. It brought the nostalgia factor in such a wonderful, whimsical way.
Dinner and Glassware
Not looking to embark on a redecoration process, but still wanting to add pastels into your kitchen? One effective method of incorporating these pretty colours is to simply buy an assortment of soft coloured plates, mugs, and any other dinner or glassware.
In order to put these pretty pastels out on display, a shallow plate rack over the bench seating in this kitchen adds a touch of charm to the space and provides extra storage for the good dishes… this ways they can be enjoyed every day.
What are your thoughts on a pastel kitchen?