Pastels have come a long way over the years! Whether it’s creamy yellows, soft powdery blues or refreshing mint greens, these soothing hues are anything but timid.
If you’re a big fan of dream-like kitchens that bring back the nostalgia of sweet scents and nature, then pastel tones are the ideal choice for the hub of your home. Keep scrolling to find out all the ways you can introduce these colourways into your kitchen through tiles, paints, accessories and more!
Bring in a pastel splashback
When it comes to decorating this sociable area of the home, adding bright colours to unexpected areas will create a distinguishable touch. A pastel-toned backdrop behind your cooker or sink area is a great way to make your interior pop. They beautifully reflect the light and can be contrasted with brighter or dark colours, making them suited to any décor style.
Pastels don’t just suit retro or classic design schemes, they can also be used in contemporary kitchens too, making it a completely versatile design choice that can be adapted over the years. We particularly love the look of metro brick tiles — we have an array of pretty pastel styles that will provide a lovely burst of colour to walls.
Top: Arles Tiles, | Left: Varadero Rose Pink Tiles, | Right: Poitiers Rose Pink Tiles
Complete with plush cabinetry
When it comes to cabinetry, try opting for the same shade as on your walls or splashback. Creating a cohesive look with pastels will develop a bright and happy space that will boost your mood and wellbeing. If you don’t want to go too overboard, you can try and break this up by having contrasting surfaces and furniture.
For those of you wanting to avoid changing your cabinetry, you could always change what sits in and around the area, such as chairs, crockery, appliances, fixtures and more. This will allow you to have a subtle burst of pastel without overpowering the space too much. You can even do this by introducing a big-ticket statement piece that will be the focal point of the room.
Credit: Top left: Elle Belgique, Top right: Hamran Apartment Therapy, Bottom left: Design Chaser, Bottom right: Design Chaser
Refresh with pretty accessories
From utensils and crockery to wall décor and pretty tea towels, a great way to complete your pastel design scheme is through accessories. They are also a more practical and affordable solution if you’re not quite ready to dive into updating the walls or investing in larger fixtures and fittings.
We absolutely love the Smeg collection of small appliances, as they are great for adding that colourful finishing touch. The range of kettles, blenders and toasters offer that light pop of colour whilst adding a designer statement to kitchens.
Other pastel hues can be brought in through small vases, ceramics and floral displays that will catch the eye without taking over the space
Credits: Left: Smeg, Top Middle: Simons, Top Right: Pinterest, Bottom Right: Ikea
Get the Look
This kitchen space is one of our favourite looks for a pastel scheme! If you love this space just as much as we do, then guess what? We’ve pulled together a little selection of products to help you recreate it.
Credit: Top Left: Cotswold Company, Top Middle: Poitiers Rose Pink, Top Right: Cotswold Company, Middle Left: Linen Me, Middle Middle: Lick,Middle Right: Havana Garden Tile, Bottom Left: JTP, Bottom Middle: Cotswold Company, Bottom Right: Heritage Brass