Recent Design Obsession: Pastels

Since I can remember, I have always been in love with pastel colors. Every year I looked forward to Easter knowing that I will be surrounded by baby blues, mint greens and soft peachy hues, be it at our local Kmart or the gorgeous outfit my mom and grandma meticulously put together for me.  

Most associate pastel palettes with the 80s, Easter, babies and chalky candy hearts. However, as of late we are seeing these colors everywhere: interior design, fashion, food, makeup, I could go on and on... I personally am SUPER excited about this comeback, for obvious reasons (note this website's mint green theme).

This trend is so relevant again because now we are seeing the powder blues, pinks and greens paired with edgy metallics giving it a "now" vibe. Even in the designs that I've been creating at work lately, they are highly influenced by pastel color schemes. What I find interesting is the juxtaposition of something retro (pastel colors) with something modern (clean lines and geometric shapes). Here are some stuff that have caught my eye.

 Awesome photo by    Thomas Sprott .

Awesome photo by Thomas Sprott.

 FABULOUS mint green peacock chair by   Christy the Colorista   ( i'm officially in love with this girl,  this blog has everything pastel!). This piece fulfills my obsession with mint green & peacocks #Swoon

FABULOUS mint green peacock chair by Christy the Colorista (i'm officially in love with this girl, this blog has everything pastel!). This piece fulfills my obsession with mint green & peacocks #Swoon

 Ultimate example of old & new. Stunning cake design by   Rosalinda Miller Cakes .

Ultimate example of old & new. Stunning cake design by Rosalinda Miller Cakes.

 Adorable pastel note cards with metallic gold typography   Ashley Buzzy Design  .

Adorable pastel note cards with metallic gold typography Ashley Buzzy Design.

 Pastels are even appearing on hair! Apparently a company called   HairChalk.co   makes temporary hair dye chalks. CRAY!

Pastels are even appearing on hair! Apparently a company called HairChalk.co makes temporary hair dye chalks. CRAY!

 Interesting paintings by   Lisa Madigan   posted on   Interiors Addict .

Interesting paintings by Lisa Madigan posted on Interiors Addict.

 Pastels + Geometric Shapes = GOOD DESIGN

Pastels + Geometric Shapes = GOOD DESIGN

Pastel is the new Black...
— Unknown

So, there you have it. My obsession with pastel colors, est. 1990. Let me know what pastel-colored things tickle your fancy.

@CholitaDessert