Now Trending: Pastels

January 8, 2016


Two things are inevitable when it comes to us kicking off a new year: we will make resolutions, and we will make trend predictions.

And since we strongly prefer the work of researching trends to the work of keeping our lofty goals (running every morning seemed doable a week ago!), we are launching our 2016 Trend Series. Every month we’ll spotlight what’s “in” for interiors this year, and we’ll have inspiration boards to get your wheels turnin’ and your homes stylin’.

The first trend sweeping the scene already? Pastels.

You can thank the Pantone Color Institute® for this movement towards a softer palette, as their picks for Color(s) of the Year – Rose Quartz and Serenity – are a pale pink and powder blue that lighten things up after a year of bolder, more saturated shades.

The reason for their decision?

“As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

The fashion, beauty and interior design industries are taking this direction and running with it, embracing and offering a spectrum of pastel items that aim to make our lives a little sweeter. Below are a few accents you can use to update and elevate your space.

2016 Trend | Pastels

Shop our pastel picks:

1. Accent Pillow – Carson Blush: $45

2. Accent Pillow – Jude Links Mint: $79

3. Accent Throw – Kinley Gold: $39

4. Picture – Water Color Poppies II: $59

5. Blue Wash Wall Clock: $84

6. Kendall Yellow Desk: $295

7. Adella Accent Chair: $380

8. Corina Sky Blue Garden Stool: $59

9. 60 x 96 Rug – Pantone Matrix Dewkist: $195

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  • Reply September 7, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Surface texture plays a huge part in this trend. Think fair isle knits in soft wools and textured boucle? combinations, woven suede, tufted and frayed details and sturdy cotton cord. Basket weave will also feature heavily.

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