It’s official. Spring has sprung! With that in mind, we thought it’d be a great idea to have a little look at some of the different colour coordination approaches that can work wonders in this most hopeful of seasons. Fresh growth in creative ideas provide a different outlook in matching styles and themes. Pastel shades and colours are perfect for summing up this feeling of warm ingenuity.
Present in many people’s minds as an association with the fashions of the 1980’s, pastel hues have shaped and influenced a number of modern styles and trends. The TV show Miami Vice was one of the most iconic and game changing series of all time. Central to the look and feel of that sub-tropical police show was the range of pastel palettes used in the design and set up of each programme. The matching of the pastel colours of the character’s shirts, suits and dresses interplayed with the Art Deco surroundings of downtown Miami and of course, the stunning beach and sea.
Sticking to that theme of sun, subtlety and shade, here are a few selections from the pages of Dotmaison to get you inspired and alive for the joys of spring!
There can be few companies more aware of the power of subtlety in the colour spectrum than Pantone. The Pantone Colour of the Year mug comprises Rose Quartz and the shade named Serenity to produce a soothing and calming effect, ideal for enjoying a well earned cup of tea. This is central to the choice of your colours; indeed, the power of pastels is in their ability to calm and relax.
And where better to relax than in the garden? Seletti have just the right aid to do just this, with its Folding chair in Pastel lavender ideal for stretching out and enjoying the sunshine. Using the Pantone system of shades and colouring, the chair has been produced with a sturdy aluminium frame and coated with PVC for resilient protection. Perhaps set it up at your garden table and enjoy a light lunch before enjoying a good book.
These LSA Wine Glasses would also provide a great look for a Spring garden party. The superb quality of the Polka range – also available in tumblers and champagne flutes (above) – showcases LSA’s dedication to design and production. Hand painted with each shade beautifully complementary, the set is likely to create a suitably classy impression on friends and guests. Super stylish and fantastically refined, the wine glasses stand out as proof positive of the spectacular power of pastel.