Are you looking to create a room that evokes softness and femininity? Look no further than the photo below. While it’s often tempting to refer to the pages of a magazine or an online website to find an room you like and copy the design, you can often have better luck with decorating if you think outside of those sources.
Using a photo that you find beautiful is a great way to generate creative ideas for décor, even if the photo isn’t of an interior space. It requires a lot more imagination of course, but isn’t that the fun of home design? You don’t have to go it alone though. We make it easy by giving you easy reference points based on this photograph. Read on to learn how this image of winter’s wonderful pastels can be translated to a lovely space.
If you’re a newbie in the world of self-guided home design, this will make learning this inspirational technique a breeze! Just read the bullet points and extract what works best for your personal vision. Or go for it, and follow it all the way!
The color pallet: Cool Candy Pink, Lavender, Deep Blue Violet, Light Gray, Icy Iris
What makes the color scheme work?
- All of the tones are light, cool and icy
- It’s an analogous color scheme, which means that the pink, purple and blue are next to each other on the color wheel. This is the most harmonious color scheme on the color wheel.
- The only neutral base is the color white, which allows the pastel tones to read crisp and clear.
What is the tone and vibe of a room with this color scheme?
- Soft focus, nothing stark or garish
- Soothing and peaceful
- Quiet and reserved
- Elegant and refined
What rooms might be well suited to this color scheme?
- Powder room
- Rooms with a shabby chic aesthetic
What sort of furnishings would work well?
- Distressed wood painted white
- Mirrored surfaces
- Metallic surfaces
- Floral arrangements
- Sheer curtains
- Fuzzy rugs
- Cashmere throws