If the thought of pastels conjures images of outdated ‘90s waiting rooms, wait until you see these modern hues in action. Muted pinks, blues, even peaches provide a fresh hit of (totally not old fashioned) color to any room.
two-toned harmony Not sure about going all the way with a soft tone? Try painting the lower half of walls a pastel, like this beach-worthy blue, and the upper half white. It gives that shot of filmy color without going overboard.
floor appeal No need to switch out furniture or even paint. Rugs are, possibly, the easiest way to mix up your room color. Go for solid or print in a pastel that complements your décor. Tip: A bit of pink looks good in almost any room.