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Pastels Brighten the Mood

Pastels Brighten the Mood

Pastels are still leading summer design trends; calm, soft, relaxing, but definitely not girly.

We’re seeing earthy greens and duckegg greys teamed with warmer peaches and pinks, often mixed with navy or dark green to create a balance between masculine and feminine.

How to make pastels work

It’s about mixing shades and materials. You can pair leather and wood in grey tones and then add highlights of brighter corals, pinks and blues. Add an animal print — an ocelot carpet or skin. It’s super-masculine and comfortable and perfectly balances the softer feminine tones. Our Premium Collection Savanna Scenes range has some great fun carpets to choose from.

Floors that make pastels pop

Greys and steely metals anchor your floor and constrain the lighter colours. You can use wood and then layer with rugs in softer colours or keep the whole palette in pastel and create and airy and whimsical feel, with light wispy fabrics and blurred water colour accessories.

Here are some of our favourite floors to match with pastels – whether you’re after the wood look or the softness of carpet.


Art Select Parquet Black Oak
Opus Argen
EverCore Nature Oak Noir
Impressive Saw Cut Oak Grey


Malmo Barcelona Nou Barris Carpet
Barcelona Nou Barris
Rhino Manhattan Harlem
Manhattan Harlem
Malmo Florence 'Romito' colour swatch
Florence Romito
Salisbury 'Stone Lintel' colour swatch
Salisbury Stone Lintel
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