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Colour Lookbook: Inspirational Pastel Spring and Summer Colours To Revitalise Your Home

Our homes have become sanctuaries away from the outside world. Safe spaces where we can recharge, feel inspired, and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

With a focus on wellbeing in the home, it comes as no surprise then, that pastel colours are one of this year’s top colour trends for spring and summer.

Soft and airy, warm and welcoming, pastel colours can help you create soothing, self-care sanctuaries.

Pressed PetalTM, Chic ShadowTM and Blood OrangeTM, are mid-tone, dusky pinks, greys, and oranges. All of which fall into the complementary colour palettes of our Colour of the Year 2022, Bright SkiesTM. These pastel colours work well alongside our uplifting light blue that’s fresh, revitalising, and full of optimism – the perfect recipe for nourishing your wellbeing.

Read on for simple ways to use these spring colours and summer colours in different areas of the home.


A space to unwind

It’s important to have a space at home where your body and mind can unwind. Create a relaxing living room by combining complementary warm tones with an uplifting band of our Colour of the Year 2022 Bright SkiesTM. We added a cocooning and comforting feel with Pressed PetalTM walls, and defined the decorative shelving with an accent of Blood OrangeTM.

A warm welcome

Use pastel colours in your hallway to make the space feel warm and welcoming from the moment you walk through the front door. Here, we teamed Blood OrangeTM on the walls with a Cornflower WhiteTM trim for contrast. Then, we echoed these uplifting tones to create a calm, cohesive flow of colour with Bright SkiesTM in a connecting room. Why not give it a try?

A blissful bedroom 

If you want to transform your bedroom into a relaxing retreat – a place where you can enjoy some much needed me time – “try painting your walls in pretty pale pink Pressed PetalTM combined with Bright SkiesTM. This fresh blue can be used to define a space that needs a different feel, such as a dressing area” says Marianne Shillingford, Dulux Creative Director.

Styling your sanctuary  

Painting with pastel colours is only one part of making your home a haven. Picking complementary furniture and accessories will contribute to the overall look and feel of a room.

For a soothing sanctuary, consider what’s going to bring comfort and joy to your day. Here are five interior design ideas to get you started.

1.         Go beyond black and select a sleek radio that coordinates with your room. The Rambler BT Stereo Radio by Roberts is available in this stunning dusky pink.

2.         For a classic yet contemporary look, choose flooring with character, such as these Victorian Flooring Newbury Terracotta tiles from our partner Topps Tiles.

3.         An accent chair is perfect for a bedroom, lounge or to bring an unloved corner to life. Choose a rich colour to add a layer of luxury, such as this Enchanted accent chair in orange velvet from DFS.

4.         Introduce subtle shine with warm metallics – this spun metal Galley 40cm Copper Easy Fit Pendant from Dunelm is ideal.

5.         The Java range from our furniture retail partner DFS includes this Large Pattern Scatter cushion, available in Colour of the Year 2022 Bright SkiesTM, and five shades from the complementary colour palettes.

Explore our range of spring colours and summer colours here or find more interior design ideas in our expert articles.

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