Create romance with soft, smoky shades

Use pastel shades to create soothing spaces within your home.

Romantic yet mysterious, this colour trend is all about creating a soft, delicate look by layering soft pastels with interesting materials, such as lace and frosted glass.

Pastel perfection

The colours that make up this trend are soft and smoky – think ripe plum, misty lilac and dove grey. Use different shades of these colours to create a tranquil tone-on-tone effect or pair neutrals with rose or lavender for a floral effect. To complete the look, bring natural elements from the outdoors into your home.

Layered look

The key to creating a delicate, dreamy look is to build up colour in soft layers. In a small room, try pairing creamy neutrals with just a touch of violet or pale berry to create a feeling of space. In larger spaces, use darker shades like moss and aubergine to create a dramatic focal point.