Believe it or not, bold colors and strong neutrals are making way for their softer counterparts. Pastels are back in – on clothing and on walls alike.
These pretty shades are soothing and subtle, perfect for gently perking up white or otherwise neutral spaces:
That goes for the rest of the house, too – try muted lamps and fixtures for a dose of pale hues.
Now if you’re really daring, consider a pastel kitchen. Softly tinted cabinets are popping up in every style and shade, and even candy-colored appliances are making a comeback. (Are they our generation’s avocado and harvest gold? Probably, but they’re so pretty!)
It doesn’t have to be retro, but be warned: it can be difficult – though not impossible – to pull off modern pastels.