Pastels… Muted not pretty

In our last post we talked about monochrome as one of our key interior trends for Autumn/ Winter 2016 and promised we would share some of our other looks for the coming season. So Summer it seems, has finally arrived and in perfect time for our light and relaxed colour palette of cool muted pastels peppered with some of our gorgeous new brass beauties.blog1When we are committing to a colour palette we see it through certain stages, all of which are equally important to our process. The first being our inspiration, usually abstract from external sources such as art, architecture or environment, as seen here in this soft geometric watercolour from Lourdes Sanchez or this pretty pile of paper edges.blog2The next stage is thinking about how a colour palette will work in a real interior setting. These examples we’ve pinned of a beautifully mixed pastel storage wall and a dusky pink wall with relaxed linen bedding are evidence that pastel interiors can be both playful and sophisticated. And as always the ever-covetable Toogood studio designs display both these elements with ease.Untitled-3And finally we apply our palette to our collection, both in terms of product selection and subsequently how we photograph or present it…  When it comes to a pastel palette it’s important not to let things get too pretty. We’ve attempted this by keeping the colours muted and the shapes graphic, strong geometric shapes contrast beautifully with softer colours and strike the perfect Future and Found balance… Pop in store or check out our collection online to judge for yourself.


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