Pastel Power!


When one thinks of the word “pastels,” the phrases “stylish,” “cutting edge,” and “trendy” rarely come to mind. Yet, despite their previous lackluster associations, pastels have become the shade to watch this year, popping up everywhere from haute couture to home decor. No longer relegated to baby doll dresses, candy aisles, and hospital waiting rooms, this year’s fresh crop of pastel designs prove that even light colors can be real heavyweights. —Max

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  1. Kate says:

    LOVE the pastels! So so great.

  2. Jennifer says:

    We’re truly back to the 80’s! Gotta admit that pastels are growing on me. That minty green is the best.

  3. Charlie says:

    I love the mint colour – always looks so fresh!

  4. amanda says:

    ohhhh, i’m super digging this round up

  5. eeks i love pastels so much. so much good stuff!

  6. Shelley says:

    I love pastels, especially mint and soft pink.

  7. Cromatti says:

    Pastel colors are great for lighting up a room. Love the colors and items in this article!

  8. arianna says:

    great colors, I love pastels because are cute and soft! ….and dreamy!


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