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10 Rooms Inspired by Easter Pastels
Looking for pretty spring-inspired shades for your room design? Check out these sweet and serene spaces that draw upon your favorite Easter colors.
Written by Jickie Torres
Photography by Bret Gum
  • With spring in full bloom and Easter eggs populating your seasonal vignettes, why not take inspiration from these colors and think about them as color palettes for your décor? Not only are pastel shades likely to make your rooms feel more open and airy, they are also surprisingly easy to transition through evolving styles. Look no further than the ever-popular blush pink that dominates everything from modern weddings to hipster coffee shops and you’ll see the ways that a color like that can go from baby’s nursery to a boho-chic teen’s room or organic modern office with a simple switch of an area rug, or accessories.

    So with that in mind we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pastel rooms. Maybe it’ll inspire you to tap into your softer side:

    Mint Green Dream

    Cathy Mogull’s  Santa Barbara abode is an ode to vintage charm and timeless romance. (It’s also often the site of decorating and craft workshops she runs for her business Summerland Mercantile). We love the light-as-cotton-candy shade to her green kitchen. It’s crisp and cool for any season and is also a fresh backdrop to her vintage fiesta ware.

    Our color paint match: Lime Froth

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  • With spring in full bloom and Easter eggs populating your seasonal vignettes, why not take inspiration from these colors and think about them as color palettes for your décor? Not only are pastel shades likely to make your rooms feel more open and airy, they are also surprisingly easy to transition through evolving styles. Look no further than the ever-popular blush pink that dominates everything from modern weddings to hipster coffee shops and you’ll see the ways that a color like that can go from baby’s nursery to a boho-chic teen’s room or organic modern office with a simple switch of an area rug, or accessories.

    So with that in mind we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pastel rooms. Maybe it’ll inspire you to tap into your softer side:

    Cool Mix

    When it comes to great fabrics in fresh and exciting color stories, Kerry Cassill knows what she likes. For her line of luxury Indian linens, her motto is “one part clouds, two parts sunshine.” And you get that vibe from this breakfast nook where sky blue walls play whimsically with her lavender slipcovered chairs.

    Our color paint matches: Beach Foam and Confetti

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  • With spring in full bloom and Easter eggs populating your seasonal vignettes, why not take inspiration from these colors and think about them as color palettes for your décor? Not only are pastel shades likely to make your rooms feel more open and airy, they are also surprisingly easy to transition through evolving styles. Look no further than the ever-popular blush pink that dominates everything from modern weddings to hipster coffee shops and you’ll see the ways that a color like that can go from baby’s nursery to a boho-chic teen’s room or organic modern office with a simple switch of an area rug, or accessories.

    So with that in mind we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pastel rooms. Maybe it’ll inspire you to tap into your softer side:

    Strawberry Sweet

    Looking for a pink that feels both daring and sweet? Designer Tamara Honey of House of Honey designed this room for a bungalow in Pasadena. Her guiding principles? Incorporate a vintage retro feel that could age well for a young girl. Tamara updated the closet doors with a deeper carnation shade which grounds the space with a balance touch. This fun and funky space is the result and we love the vibrant that’s makes a statement.

    Our color pick: Pink Lemonade

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  • With spring in full bloom and Easter eggs populating your seasonal vignettes, why not take inspiration from these colors and think about them as color palettes for your décor? Not only are pastel shades likely to make your rooms feel more open and airy, they are also surprisingly easy to transition through evolving styles. Look no further than the ever-popular blush pink that dominates everything from modern weddings to hipster coffee shops and you’ll see the ways that a color like that can go from baby’s nursery to a boho-chic teen’s room or organic modern office with a simple switch of an area rug, or accessories.

    So with that in mind we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pastel rooms. Maybe it’ll inspire you to tap into your softer side:

    Serene by the Sea

    It’s not hard to feel like each room is a getaway when you live by the beach. Jamie Saunders’ Laguna Beach, California cottage is one of those homes where every room feels like a relaxing escape. But we love how Jamie did something fun and a little unexpected in her sophisticated bedroom: her choice of a seafoam shade for the walls is vibrant without being overwhelming and feels effortlessly coastal without being cliché. Her pops of coral red pretty much perfect the look.

    Our color paint match: Ultra Green

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  • With spring in full bloom and Easter eggs populating your seasonal vignettes, why not take inspiration from these colors and think about them as color palettes for your décor? Not only are pastel shades likely to make your rooms feel more open and airy, they are also surprisingly easy to transition through evolving styles. Look no further than the ever-popular blush pink that dominates everything from modern weddings to hipster coffee shops and you’ll see the ways that a color like that can go from baby’s nursery to a boho-chic teen’s room or organic modern office with a simple switch of an area rug, or accessories.

    So with that in mind we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pastel rooms. Maybe it’ll inspire you to tap into your softer side:

    Sage Advice

    Karen Marsh knows a thing or two about colors with vintage panache. As the proprietress of Mackey Blue in Hoboken New Jersey, it’s her job to seek out vintage wares with cool appeal. It makes sense then that the office of her historic home boasts not only great antiques and neat vintage art, it’s also painted with a lovely muted shade of sage green.

    Our color paint match: Sour Apple

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  • With spring in full bloom and Easter eggs populating your seasonal vignettes, why not take inspiration from these colors and think about them as color palettes for your décor? Not only are pastel shades likely to make your rooms feel more open and airy, they are also surprisingly easy to transition through evolving styles. Look no further than the ever-popular blush pink that dominates everything from modern weddings to hipster coffee shops and you’ll see the ways that a color like that can go from baby’s nursery to a boho-chic teen’s room or organic modern office with a simple switch of an area rug, or accessories.

    So with that in mind we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pastel rooms. Maybe it’ll inspire you to tap into your softer side:

    Up in the Clouds

    Ethereal and bright, this beautiful blue that designer Anne Collard chose for her young boys room is not only the perfect shade to help his imagination take flight (which it clearly is judging by his drawing turned wall decal), it’s also a lovely shade that feels ageless and timeless. If you’re looking for your rooms to feel impossibly bright and airy, this is the perfect shade for you.

    Our paint color match: Prelude

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  • With spring in full bloom and Easter eggs populating your seasonal vignettes, why not take inspiration from these colors and think about them as color palettes for your décor? Not only are pastel shades likely to make your rooms feel more open and airy, they are also surprisingly easy to transition through evolving styles. Look no further than the ever-popular blush pink that dominates everything from modern weddings to hipster coffee shops and you’ll see the ways that a color like that can go from baby’s nursery to a boho-chic teen’s room or organic modern office with a simple switch of an area rug, or accessories.

    So with that in mind we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pastel rooms. Maybe it’ll inspire you to tap into your softer side:

    Smooth like Buttercream

    Relaxed elegance and feminine grace come to mind in this sitting room designed by Emily LaMarque. Sure, the rich tones of pink and gold help define the space, but we argue that the yummy shade of cream—buttercream that is—is what takes this space into sophisticated territory. Looking for a neutral base that feels warm, inviting and bright? Try this color on for size.

    Our paint color match: Friendly Yellow

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  • With spring in full bloom and Easter eggs populating your seasonal vignettes, why not take inspiration from these colors and think about them as color palettes for your décor? Not only are pastel shades likely to make your rooms feel more open and airy, they are also surprisingly easy to transition through evolving styles. Look no further than the ever-popular blush pink that dominates everything from modern weddings to hipster coffee shops and you’ll see the ways that a color like that can go from baby’s nursery to a boho-chic teen’s room or organic modern office with a simple switch of an area rug, or accessories.

    So with that in mind we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pastel rooms. Maybe it’ll inspire you to tap into your softer side:

    Lovely Lavender

    This pretty purple dining room in the home of jewelry designer Amanda Keidan has a wonderful balance of vintage glam and European charm. Not only does the shade perfectly compliment the flax linen of the Gustavian chairs and table, it’s also a great way to get a color that feels formal without going dark. We also love the mix of natural earthy jute with this feminine shade that keeps the look feeling easy yet elegant.

    Our paint color match: Calluna

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  • With spring in full bloom and Easter eggs populating your seasonal vignettes, why not take inspiration from these colors and think about them as color palettes for your décor? Not only are pastel shades likely to make your rooms feel more open and airy, they are also surprisingly easy to transition through evolving styles. Look no further than the ever-popular blush pink that dominates everything from modern weddings to hipster coffee shops and you’ll see the ways that a color like that can go from baby’s nursery to a boho-chic teen’s room or organic modern office with a simple switch of an area rug, or accessories.

    So with that in mind we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pastel rooms. Maybe it’ll inspire you to tap into your softer side:

    Blue Heaven

    What’s not to love about a shade of blue that’s just about as pretty and the clear blue sky above an ocean view. Designer Darcy Goodman created this heavenly retreat for her client’s Newport Beach master bedroom. This room illustrates that you don’t have to worry about matching all your tones—in fact the mix of hues creates an even more textured and richly layered space.

    Our paint color match: Hainte Blue

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  • With spring in full bloom and Easter eggs populating your seasonal vignettes, why not take inspiration from these colors and think about them as color palettes for your décor? Not only are pastel shades likely to make your rooms feel more open and airy, they are also surprisingly easy to transition through evolving styles. Look no further than the ever-popular blush pink that dominates everything from modern weddings to hipster coffee shops and you’ll see the ways that a color like that can go from baby’s nursery to a boho-chic teen’s room or organic modern office with a simple switch of an area rug, or accessories.

    So with that in mind we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pastel rooms. Maybe it’ll inspire you to tap into your softer side:

    Nature’s Best

    What do you get with you mix modern Americana with cottage charm? This beautiful bedroom by designer Allison Kandler that is at once casual and sophisticated. The color palette here is a refreshed take on country colors: red and blue. Yet Alison’s subdued selection hits on that special color that feels like a breath of fresh countryside air.

    Our paint color match: River Rock light

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