The pastel blue paint on the kitchen island makes a statement in this primarily white kitchen. Other pops of color, like the bright yellow lemons and green floral wall clock, help keep this cottage kitchen lively.
After the renovation, the master bedroom in Dennis Gupta and Marie Amato's home in Valhalla, New York, has a spa-like feeling with gray/green walls, a richly-textured area rug, a sitting chair and small workspace. The light colors keep the room feeling more spacious.
Light blue-gray walls are an airy backdrop to the saturated, rich tones of the dining set up. Tufted chocolate brown leather chairs surround a smooth wood dining table lit by a curled chandelier hanging above. Exposed beams compliment the table finish and hardwood floor peaking out from under the area rug. Black metal letters spell out "Home" on the wall for a comforting and decorative finish.
The refreshing look of a bright design with white and pastel blue is perfect for a bathroom. A hardwood floor section elevates the glass shower and white bathtub. Frosted glass over the windows and striped door keep the space light but private. Woodgrain cabinetry and white countertop create the vanity area.
Black cabinets with a textured stripe finish make up the base of this large bathroom double vanity. A smoky black and gray marble mirror frame compliments the marble countertop. A pastel blue stool with tufted seat cushion adds a softness to the design.
Built in shelving creates a frame perfectly suited to surround this cozy pastel blue sofa. Coral floral throw pillows add a pop of accent color and compliment the brighter tones used in the painting mounted above. A striped ottoman doubles as a coffee table to finish the space.
Pastel blue subway tile adds a soft color over white countertop and built in sink with stainless steel faucet. Woodgrain cabinetry add a warmer hue to the bright color scheme. A stainless steel stool with white leather cushion tucks under the counter or pulls out for a stylish vanity stool.
White bed linens with blue embellishments cover the decorative white bed frame. A blue and white striped chair highlights a bolder shade of blue to the color scheme. Pastel blue walls and light wood furniture finishes keep the room light and airy.
It was hard to miss the predominance of pastel hues in this year's Cashiers Designer Showhouse. Shades of pink, soft blue and mint green graced many of the rooms and the prevalence of glass like this oversized bowl filled with smaller pink vases added to the sense of lightness throughout the home.
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.
Soft blue-gray blue walls pair with a bold pink changing table and green wingback glider to create this adorable nursery for Laila Ali's little girl, Sydney. Custom wall decals surrounding baby's monogram were created to achieve the look of sophisticated paneling, and framed artwork featuring angels adds a sweet and personal touch.
A unique painted stripe pattern flows down a stairway leading to an eclectic living room designed by Bob and Cortney Novogratz. The candy-hued stripes on a plain white staircase add a hint of whimsy and fun. The living room is decorated with vivid throw pillows, a bold area rug and modern wallpaper.
A bright blue and turquoise rug adds a colorful accent to this home office and compliments the pastel blue walls. An industrial desk features metal panels. Black stools match the black desk framing and metal pendant lights. A mix of black drawers, natural wood cabinets and a contemporary armoire supply plenty of storage for an organized finish.