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How to use pastel colours in your home

Lindsey Isla's pink 03 painted kitchen

WordsNina Bragg


Spring is all about new life, new beginnings, and colours. One of the most popular interior colour trends of the year is pastels. The good news is that you can bring your favourite pastel spring colours into your homes.

Discover how to use pastel colours in your home to bring a burst of spring all year round.

Rising spring interior trend: pastels 

What makes pastels so popular in the world of interior design? According to our Lead Colour Specialist, Tash, “Pastels are great communicating colours”. They create a feeling of calm and happiness in your home as they don’t have any black pigment in them. Pastel colours are light, fresh and airy, with white and neutral undertones for simple zen.

Why you should use pastel colours in your home 

As Tash says, pastels are relaxing and inviting: “Pastels are a lovely way for someone to bring in some colour into your home as they are soft and don't demand a lot from you”. 

At Lick, all our pastel pinks and light colours are designed to bring softness and happiness to a room. And you don’t have to pick a favourite—you can use all of the pastels from our Neo Deco pastels collection as they all harmonise with one another. Wander from a dusty pink to a soft mint green to a sky blue room; the colours from this room work very nicely together as they’re all yellow-based.

How to use pastel paint colours in your home

Pastel pink paint

Create the ultimate spot to lounge in with our favourite nurturing colour -  pastel pink. Deck your living room or bedroom walls in the super-soft Pink 01 or the muted bubblegum Pink 03 and it’ll be like watching your fave shows while wrapped in a warm hug. 

Pastel blue paint

Known for their soothing and de-stressing qualities, soft shades of blue make the perfect choice for your bedroom and bathroom. Take your pick from the sky blue paint Blue 08, the mint green Blue 09, the fresh clean minty Blue 02 or the light Blue 03 with green undertones for added zen factor.

Pastel green paint


Bring the outdoors in with the colour of nature - green. Add the relaxing energy of green with paint colours such as the uplifting Green 09 or the fresh neo Green 08. These would look great in any room, but we love a pale green for kitchens.