Pastels have an enduring joy about them - perhaps coming out the grey winter months, spring pastels feel like a shot of life-giving colour this month.
There has been a lot of talk through the last few tumultuous years around 'Dopamine Dressing' - clothes that spark that joy and make you feel good when you wear them. This idea that we can enhance our mood with our surroundings is nothing new when it comes to interiors; colour psychology has long been used by designers to create calming bedroom sanctuaries with natural hues, or intimate, cosy dining spaces using jewel tones.
If you are a long-time Anenome follower or client, you will know that pretty pastels, paired with more graphic prints, or clean lines is the Anemone aesthetic. Hard and soft, pretty but a little bit rock and roll.
When it comes to sourcing and styling, I love using pastel murano lighting in mints, baby blues and pinks; we also currently have some pastel plaster lamps that look like delicious piped gelato. Pastel accents like these can bring fun and feminine touches and pair really well with lucite, marble and mid-century woods (all vintage classics!) - they're great for picking out shades in soft furnishings, too.
'Digital Lilac' is a trending colour for 2023, a more vibrant pastel that has a real vintage Palm Springs feel to it - our Capri Stripe rug is a bold mix of lilac edging, with cream, dusty blue and a rubber plant green stripe (below). All our rugs can be made to order to your bespoke dimensions and colourways, with a 4-6 week lead time.
Besides Anemone's signature pink, mint green is a colour I often gravitate towards when sourcing - a great flexible shade if you are dipping your toe into pastels, it can be paired with deeper greens and creams to keep it tonal and more classic, or mixed in with complementary pink and blue pastels for a bright, fun palette this spring.