All grown-up

Say goodbye to sugary pinks and baby blues – pastel colours are growing up. This season it’s all about muted, gelato-hued colours – think sherbet orange, lemon sorbet and blush pink.

Far from the sweet hues we associate with nurseries, these muted pastels are guaranteed to freshen up a living room, creating a sophisticated and stylish atmosphere.

Fresh look

Combine warm neutrals like champagne and ivory with muted pastels, such as sherbet orange and blush pink, to really bring your living room decor to life. You might like to create a focal point using an existing feature in the room, like the fireplace. Simply paint the fireplace in one pastel shade, and then layer other hues from the same colour family on the walls around it to create a sense of depth and drama.

For a modern twist, include some metallic accents, like a copper candlestick or brass tabletop.

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