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.
One of the most classic ways to add a touch of spring to any room is with yellow and green. Instead of a pastel yellow, choose a vibrant shade of yellow such as lemon or canary and mix it with a grassy shade of green.
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.
Candy colors and sherbet pinks, yellows and lilacs get a cooler treatment in this color-packed bedroom from Catherine M. Austin interior design. We love how she transformed a narrow hallway connecting a bedroom and bath with a punchy, sweet hydrangea purple balanced with a selection of well-curated contemporary art. Even the bold white etagere becomes an artsy statement piece when it’s piled with colorful art and design books to create a mini library/gallery space.
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.
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.
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.
A white desk is positioned against pastel yellow walls in this small office area. A green electric typewriter complements the green chair and artwork. An antique bird cage, small three-legged table and floor lamp accessorize the quaint study space.
A white desk is positioned against pastel yellow walls in this small office space. A vintage typewriter, framed artwork, fun accessories and bird-shaped pulls on the drawers add a ton of personality. Patterned wallpaper inside the desk also adds character to the work space.
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.
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.
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.