2015 TREND: Paint the Town Pastel

2015 TREND: Paint the Town Pastel

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House Beautiful and Elle Décor have predicted a pastel interior design palette for 2015, which will be sure to freshen up our homes after the dull winter months.

Pastel shades proved very popular back in the 80’s. Spring colours that were usually only seen once a year became popular in homes decor, fashion, make-up. These muted colours were extremely popular in interior design, and were also a favourite fashion trend in the ‘preppy crowd’ think Miami Vice jackets and collegiate cardigans thrown jauntily over the shoulders.

Pantone has described Spring 2015 colours as ‘en plein air’, with a move towards the cooler and softer side of the spectrum, including a selection of gentle pale pastels.  "Remembrances of retro delights, folkloric and floral art, and the magical worlds of tropical landscapes restore a sense of well-being as we head into warmer months."  The Colour Compendium Collection from House of British Ceramic Tile has a huge spectrum of tiles to help you recreate these looks from Pale Aqua and Sky Blue to Orchid and Buttermilk.

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Colour Compendium Sky Blue and Buttermilk

The soothing shades of soft pastels can have a big impact on a design scheme in a subtle, understated way. It is refreshing to have a space where there is nothing fighting for attention, just a simple understated and relaxing space. Check out this blog from Claire Strong for inspiration on how to make pastels work in your home and this from allgreatchanges.

Laura Ashley never fails to inspire with their long-time love of gentle colours and chalky pastel tones. Their 2015 predictions are for "candy coloured hues" and "fun motifs". They create pastel looks that work in any room of the home. Their subtle and sensitive hues enable you to introduce a number of colours without worrying about clashing or over complication in your decorative scheme. Here at House of British Ceramic Tile we have an exciting collection of Laura Ashley tiles for you to create the ideal Spring 2015 pastel look.

Check out Pinterest for more inspiration.

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