Pastel yellow pairs with crisp white to create a charming, feminine look in this girls' bedroom. Plaid throw pillows add a country feel, and artwork recreated to mimic the girls' drawings adds a playful touch.
Split walls with pastel yellow on top and white on the bottom set a bright backdrop for this coastal bedroom. A wicker bed frame and headboard are topped with a plush, striped comforter and a navy polka dot pillow for accent. Vibrant turquoise bedside tables add an extra pop of color and match the patterned curtain.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a cheery pastel yellow, white and gray table setting creates a vintage, cottage-style feel. Fresh flowers and unique wicker chairs accompany the clean lines of the table linen to complete the charming look.
A wood frame and rope boarder give this circular mirror a nautical finish perfect for a coastal theme. The turquoise bed side table adds a bright and pleasing accent color against the white and pastel yellow wall. A wicker headboard contributes texture to the sunny space.
Light yellow walls create the perfect soft background for this child's bedroom. A striped rug echoes the yellow wall color and adds pops of orange and green. A plush brown armchair provides a cozy space to cuddle and is accented with a orange throw and green pillow. Dark wood furniture and dark hardwood flooring look beautifully rich in this light backdrop.
Designer Tawna Allred created this delightful kids' bedroom for her two daughters. Allred used her extensive background as a professional oil painter to repaint her daughters' drawings onto canvases for a personalized touch.
The beautiful color of yellow on the walls in this country-style bedroom is cheery enough for two young girls yet soft enough to grow with them. Pendant lights with individual switches hang above each bed, so the girls can choose to read at night.
Exposed wood ceiling beams and a dark hardwood floor add a touch of warm tones to this cool and breezy light pastel color scheme in this bedroom design. A soft blue and yellow floral pattern decorates the bed curtains framing the white bed linens. A bench at the foot of the bed pulls the pastel blue out into the room. Plush furniture shines in the sunlight of the window nook.
Yellow walls soften the black-and-white theme of this contemporary kitchen. A small tile border ties together the pastel walls and white countertops. The black shelving, island and cabinetry lead to a bright white tile floor. Stainless steel stools match the kitchen appliances for a sleek and clean look.
A beautiful wood ceiling and pastel green siding frame this country porch. Blue french doors and mounted yellow lights add accent colors to the neutral look. Hanging fans rotate air through the space to keep the wicker seating areas cool.
Pastel details contrast with the wood elements in this master bedroom remodel. The printed, yellow wallpaper creates an accent wall in this cottage-style bedroom, acting as a cheerful backdrop for the pink and gray aspects of the room. Crisp, neutral bedding along with the clean lines of the neutral headboard anchor the bedroom's largest furniture piece and mirrors the neutral fireplace. A splash of bold color is added to the decor with the use of pink throw pillows, a nightstand and printed ottoman. A wooden table and mantel act as a base for decorative pieces and soft, pastels colors in the chair and nightstand lamp elaborate on the room's pastel ambiance. A distinct, natural lighting fixture adds a rustic element to the room.
A designer trick for working with pastels is to limit use to just two or three colors. Lavender, lilac, baby pink, baby blue, yellow and lime green evoke an immediate sense of spring, but the combination can also read juvenile, overly sweet or feminine. If you stick with layered shades of celery green and pale pink, the overall effect is understated, fun and sophisticated.