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Whip up your own interiors summer look with fun pastels
When you think of pastel shades for the home, you might picture 1980s style pale blues, greens and pinks donning the walls of each room. However according to Dulux, summer 2013 heralds the return of pastel shades and share some ideas on how you can use their ice cream-like palettes with dramatic effect.
Their new collection, Collective Passion, describes a look which uses translucent pastel shades including pinks, blues and yellows contrasted with neon colours - a trend known as ‘fluro’ which was seen on this season’s catwalks.
So how do you get the look? Use subtle cloud like layering of closely connected pastels or stronger more intense shades to create a delicate freestyle appearance. The colour palette swoops from one cloud of colour to the next creating an amber haze of colour.
According to Louise Smith of Dulux: "Without colour, an open plan space is just that. A cleverly considered or thought through colour palette doesn’t have to be overpowering and in such small amounts, colour has as much impact as whole walls. Use groups of harmonious colour that flow into each and frame with white and cool neutrals for furniture and flooring – it works! With Collective Passion colour becomes more than just decoration but a method a tool and design in its own right."
For more inspiration from Dulux the colour experts log onto www.dulux.ie