12 interior decorating ideas tagged pastel colors

Pale Blue and White Bedrooms

Pale blue and white are extremely popular color combinations for bedrooms. This color pairing reflects the white clouds and blue skies of the great outdoors, the tranquility of nature is harnessed to create a soothing, relaxing and serene environment that is perfect in any home but especially for those that dwell in the city.

This color scheme works well in many different styles and situations, the charm of blue and white always appeals!

A small and dark space will respond well to the freshness and airiness that soft and pale shades of blue bring. Painting a room in white or a very pale shade of blue will instantly open up a room and expand the space.

To add a beachy-vibe to her crisp, white bedroom, designer Carolyn Espley-Miller hung an old sea-foam barn door above her bed. This room has a lovely airy and beachy feel to it with the pale blue divider behind the bed and the crisp white linen.

beach inspired blue white bedroom

photo credit: David Tsay from housebeautiful.com

To create a tranquil retreat for the home owners, designer Eric Cohler designed this master bedroom with a creamy blue color palette. Here you can see quite clearly how the blue and white work in combination to create a soothing, harmonious environment.

bluish Gray and white bedroom

photo credit: Roger Davies from housebeautiful.com


Play with different patterns and textures. Use florals  to create a more homey country vibe.

blue white cottage bedroom

photo credit: Don Freeman from housebeautiful.com


This is a traditional blue bedroom. perfect for introducing a sense of occasion, Italian strung curtains have a beautifully soft, draped look. When lined with a contrasting fabric, they reveal a subtle flair of colour once they are opened. Here you see how well the color scheme of pale blue and white works in a traditional setting.


light blue bedroom

From housetohome.co.uk


Another example of a traditional bedroom decor with a pastel blue and creamy white.


pastel blue cream bedroom

French Style bedroom with white-painted furniture which looks great against pale blue walls in this fresh and light country-style bedroom.

white pale blue bedroom

From housetohome.co.uk


Another French style bedroom in white and light blue. Blue toiles and checks, distressed and painted furniture, and a delicate lace bedspread exude classic French charm.


french bedroom blue

from housetohome.co.uk


A relaxing sitting area in a master bedroom consisting of a gorgeous comfy armchair and ottoman in pale blue with a white bookshelf. This room also incorporates the serene color scheme making it a perfectly relaxing place for reading.


light blue armchair white bookshelf

Shades: Camilla David Textiles Nandini in Powder Blue (Interior Design: Heather Safferstone of Sally Steponkus Interiors, Photographer: Angie Seckingerer) from freshome.com


A romantically decorated bedroom in light blue and white with lots of draping curtains in a white mesh.


romantic room in blue and white

Seen in elledecor.com


A modern and contemporary style bedroom featuring lost of pale blue with white creating a clean, airy and vastly open space.


grey blue and white bedroom decor

Photographed by Vicente Wolf in elledecor.com


Calming blue bedroom featuring a silk blue throw and embroidered cushions giving this serene bedroom a sophisticated look, while the wrought iron bed makes a stunning feature set against the pale blue wall.


basic blue and white bedroom decorating

From housetohome.co.uk


Cool floral bedroom that mixes pattern and scale in a classic way to add depth and impact to a room. A palette reminiscent of delicate porcelain keeps the look fresh and uplifting.


blue pattern bedroom

From housetohome.co.uk

Create a soothing yet bold look with a monochromatic color scheme. Here, a cream floor rug and bedding are the perfect complement for a sophisticated gray-blue wall color. Blue hues create a sense of calm, making this bedroom a peaceful oasis to escape to at night.

elegant white and blue bedroom

From bhg.com

Use a metallic color to dress up an ordinary bedroom. Here, the combination of matte blue-gray walls and the metallic blue-gray bed skirt, wall art, and bedding details creates an unforgettable look. Add silver accessories to play up the metallic pieces.

metallic light colored bedroom

From bhg.com

Pastel Kitchens

The makings of pastel colors involve the mixing of pure colors with white. Due to the common white base in all pastel colors it means that they can easily and harmoniously be combined together. Pastel colors used in a kitchen can create a most striking effect and are absolutely ideal for softening up a room. It can take the edge off most hard-edged modern kitchens. Pastel kitchens can create a look that is quite vintage in feel.

In this kitchen pastel blue and pink are harmoniously combined with the use of much white to help open the space up.

pastel kitchen design

Another example of a combination of pastels creating harmony in the kitchen, this time in blue and pink with pastel green accents!

In this kitchen you can see the pastel pink combining with the contemporary modern white kitchen to give this hard edged kitchen a softer more rounded look. Admittedly the pastel pink enamel Smeg fridge, a replica of those from the 50’s sure helps create the vintage mixed with contemporary vibe.

contemporary white pastel pink kitchen

Above two images from Livingetc

In this next kitchen you can see the adaptability of the pastel hue with blue pastel blending in superbly with stark white, glossy counter tops, black chandelier and bright red cooking pots. This is also a great example of a kitchen that incorporates various different styles in a harmonious way.

pastel blue kitchen

Image above from Domino Magazine

Here is a beautiful retro kitchen with 50’s era chairs and appliances. I very popular era of style to replicate. Pastel colors really come into their own in this decade of style. Mostly white kitchen with splashes of pastel green that give this retro kitchen a fresh and sunny look. Love the accents in red and turquoise.

retro kitchen

A country kitchen with a real vintage vibe with a pastel pink enamel refrigerator and old style stove. Another example here of the harmony created between pastel colors.

pink fridge in a country kitchen

Both images above courtesy of Country Living.