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Though the pastel aesthetic is nothing new (pastels were popular as far back as the 18th century and often used in decorative Rococo interiors), there has been something of a modern-day revival. Recently, these personality-packed hues have been popping up on and off the runway and in home decor. Popular amongst interior designers for everything from walls and cabinetry to bedding, bathroom tile, and more, pastels have the ability to infuse any space with energy. Scroll for a look at 12 stylish examples from talented designers around the South!

‘Cozy Coral’ by JL Design

We love this cozy coral sitting room by JL Design! The youthful shade brings carefree energy to the nontraditional space, making it the perfect spot to lounge, converse, and sip on a cocktail with friends.


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‘Lively Blue Kitchen’ by Hannah Ozburn Interiors

Fresh and fun, this vibrant blue kitchen from Hannah Ozburn Interiors is traditional with a twist. Powder blue cabinetry, white marble countertops, and cheerful red accents make this a kitchen you will never want to leave!

‘Bright & Joyful Living Room’ by Kate Figler Interiors

Take a look at this happy living room by Kate Figler Interiors, featuring a mix of traditional and contemporary design elements. The combination of blues, yellows, pinks, and greens creates a joyful space that exudes charm and graceful simplicity.

‘Pastel Patio’ by Cindy McCord Design

Apply the pastel trend to your outdoor spaces by layering cushions, and rugs, and throw blankets in the same shade. Potted plants and a bright green tray complete this refreshing outdoor patio design by Cindy McCord.

‘Butterfly Fly Away’ by Mallory Mathison Inc.

This precious little girls’ room by Mallory Mathison Inc. boasts sunshine yellow walls and a fabulous use of pastel color and pattern. The uplifting color scheme and the pretty and playful butterfly print can brighten up the gloomiest days. What lucky little girls!

‘Double the Fun’ by Erin Sander Design

If you want to add a little color but are cautious about committing, your bathroom is a great place to start! This bathroom from Erin Sander Design infuses a little delight into the everyday routine. Pale pink sinks add contrast and drama when paired with cool-toned tiles and white walls.


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‘A Pop of Mint’ by Breathe Design Studio

In this bar area, open shelving displays functional decor pieces that add texture and visual interest, while mint green cabinetry adds a pop of personality. The practical-yet-pretty setup from Breathe Design Studio invites visitors to pour themselves a drink and stay awhile.

‘Sweet & Feminine’ by Maureen Stevens Design

Classic French macarons inspired the palette of this feminine dining room by Maureen Stevens Design. Pastel green, pink, and blue hues were combined to construct a space reminiscent of the decadent sweet treat. A vintage gold mirror completes the look.

‘Vintage Regality’ by Mary Patton Design

A reading nook by Mary Patton Design is elevated to regal status with vintage-inspired florals and bold, Victorian detailing. The refined nature of floral patterns works beautifully with pastels, making it a common design choice among interior designers.

‘Pretty in Pink’ by Roz Murphy Design

Roz Murphy Design’s contemporary breakfast room is bright and airy. Neutral colors are paired with pastel blush and coral decor, while an original art piece bursting with color adds a feeling of vibrancy.


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‘Lavender Lover’ by Grace Frederick Design

This lovely lavender dining room by Grace Frederick Design is absolutely dreamy! The mural’s garden scene depicts birds on blooming branches, delivering a sense of escapism and whimsy, while the pastel lavender trim on the drapes brings everything together.

‘Playful Pastels’ by Beth Haley Design

This playful West Meade bathroom by Beth Haley Design makes us think of fresh spring blooms!⁠ Beth Haley’s clients commissioned a friend and local artist to paint the bathroom’s colorful mural, resulting in a whimsical scene full of sherbet shades.


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Anne Henley is Blueprint.Inc's Content Marketing Assistant. She is a University of Georgia graduate, (Go Dawgs!) and is always on the hunt for her new favorite restaurant.