Experts reveal their top tips for using pastels in the kitchen and bathroom

Pastel colours are a great way to make a kitchen or bathroom look fresh and bright. However, despite liking pastel colour schemes, a lot of people are unsure on how to introduce them into their home. So, Utopia decided to team up with style experts from across the kitchen and bathroom sector to give you the top tips on how to create a pastel-inspired space…

Pastel kitchens

Daniele Brutto, Co-Founder of Hub Kitchens, said:

“Pastel colours can really freshen up a kitchen but during the winter months they can feel super cold, therefore you might want to consider using pastel coloured cabinets as a feature in one section of the kitchen. With blue being a really popular trend for kitchens at the moment, baby blue would be a great pastel colour theme to use for some open shelving units, soft furnishings and kitchen accessories. Pastels definitely make a dull poorly lit space far more uplifting, so smaller kitchens with high ceilings would benefit greatly with a pastel theme.”

If you’re unsure of what pastel colour to choose, Paul O’Brien from Kitchens International has some tips:

“Pastel blue is particularly in as you can have a shade that is soothing yet crisp, restful yet fresh. Green is also popular with its connection with nature and all things natural.

“I would also suggest using shades of grey, sand, beige and cream which are often warmer than classic white. Don’t go for anything too contemporary as they will go out of fashion, muted pastels in mustards and greys are in at the moment and since they’re muted colours they will look good for a long time without looking out of fashion in a few years.

“You have to live with your kitchen colour everyday so it’s important it’s something you like, but don’t act on a whim. Mix colours to add more depth to the kitchen rather than all one block colour.”

Pastel bathrooms

Karen Barcoo, from bathroom brand Catalano, said:

“On trend pastel colours can be incorporated through colour schemes for walls or through ceramics with satin or matt colour finishes. Soft pinks and powder blues are a popular choice for spring and yellow is perfect for a burst of bolder colour.

To maximise the fresh look of pastel colours, ensure the bathroom has plenty of light. Matt or satin finishes won’t reflect light in the same way that gloss finishes do so if your bathroom lacks natural light, cleverly designed lighting arrangements is a must.”

 

Image from Ripples | ripplesbathrooms.com

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