Pale Blue – New Colour Trend

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01 Apr 2013

The sudden rise of pale blue is a sign that our lifestyles are too rushed.

Bedrooms and bathrooms are ideal spaces because these are some of the areas you use to relax.

This is according to Anne Roselt, Plascon’s colour manager, who says by incorporating this hue into your home décor, you can create an oasis among the chaos.  

If you’re a regular follower of trends in fashion, you would have noticed pale blues have been featured in many top European fashion collections including Giorgio Armani, Dior, Givenchy, Ralph Lauren, Temperley London and Valentino. 

Its rise in popularity is a cautionary signal that we need to spend less time rushing around and rather take some time to enjoy a little peace in our lives.  

As a colour associated with invoking a sense of calm and serenity, pale and soft blues are the ideal element to introduce into your home décor.  

Pale blue takes its inspiration from Mother Nature and the calming and tranquil soft blues of the sky and the oceans. 

Using these elements as guidance, use the palette to tap into the associative qualities that this colour radiates through your home and create a sanctuary for you and your family. 

Use pale blue in the living room to create a soft, beautiful space.

A pale blue for every room

Pale blues often create an atmosphere of peace and calm in the area they are used. With this in mind, use pale blues in rooms where you spend time resting or relaxing. 

Bedrooms and bathrooms are ideal spaces because these are some of the areas you use to relax. 

If you have a study in your home, think about adding a touch of pale blue to the décor because the calming effects of this colour mean it is not distracting and can help you focus and think more clearly and intuitively. 

Tips, tricks and ideas 

Pale blue is ideal for small rooms because the soft nature of it makes the space appear larger.

You don’t only need to use blue on your walls. Since blue goes so well with other similar pale colours, think of incorporating blue as a trim that brings skirtings, doors and furniture alive.

If you’re worried that a pale blue room may be too cold, stop worrying. 

Adding a touch of yellow or red to a blue room will warm it up a bit and create a beautiful visual contrast. 

Pale blue is ideal for small rooms because the soft nature of it makes the space appear larger. 

Natural light within the room will also enhance this effect because of the reflecting nature of the colour. 

If you’re looking for a decorative angle that says elegance, consider using multiple pastel colours with pale blues such as pink, yellow or sea-form green.  

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