Posted on June 13 2019
One of the biggest wallpaper color trends we've been seeing these past few months is the increasing use of pastel colors to create a visually dynamic space. Unlike bold or deeper colors that dramatically change the room, pastel wallpaper colors have their own unique aesthetics that produce a more refined, softer look. In this article, we'll go over why pastel wallpapers are so popular and the top pastel wallpapers of 2019!
Why Pastel Wallpaper Patterns Are So Popular
One of the main reasons why pastel wallpaper patterns are so popular among homeowners and professional interior designers alike is that it adds a burst of color to the space without being too overwhelming or "strong." Unlike deeper shades of red, blue, or green, pastel versions of these colors add a softer touch to the room that makes it feel more airy and light.
In general, pastel wallpaper colors are much more versatile than darker colors. For example, lighter pastel colors are perfect for decorating smaller spaces in order to create the look and feel of a larger room.
Whereas darker colors have a more dramatic or emotional aesthetic, pastel wallpaper colors are more relaxed and casual. There's a lightheartedness that's attributed to pastel colors, making them go-to colors for designers who want to create a more refreshing space.
The Top Pastel Wallpaper Patterns For 2019 (So Far!)
One of the easiest ways to create a contemporary color scheme is to mix a bright color with gray or white to add that minimalist touch. Our first pastel wallpaper pattern that's sure to be a hit is this funky geometric print that combines an eclectic triangle design with a simple color palette. The pastel yellows are immediately noticeable because it's paired up with white and light gray.
The marble and speckled design on some of the gray triangles add another layer of visual interest that keep this pastel wallpaper from being too bland, yet it still maintains a casual, minimalist feel. Given its interesting look, you can even use this as a feature wall and use pastel yellow on the rest of the walls for a bright, cheery theme!
We have a strong feeling that this pastel wallpaper is going to be an instant classic this year. It's another geometric design, this time using cubes rather than triangles. Unlike the flatter 2D appearance of our first pick, this one emphasizes a 3D look that seemingly pops off the walls. It's a much more colorful wallpaper, but the use of pastel colors keeps it from becoming too tacky or "busy." Instead, the soft colors contribute to a more relaxed aesthetic.
The outline of the cubes changes from white to light peach to darker gold, giving this pastel geometric wallpaper another unique visual feature. The brushed textured of the colors gives this wallpaper a more artsy feel as well.
While geometric wallpaper designs generally have a more modern aesthetic, let's take a look at something more classic or traditional. This particular pastel wallpaper has a nature-inspired theme with a dense display of peacock feathers.
The use of pastel blue, green, and yellow add a very vibrant mood to the space, making this a great addition to communal spaces, such as a kitchen, dining room, or living room. The watercolor aesthetics add a flowing dynamic to the imagery, giving it a heightened sense of energy.
Looking to create the perfect retro-inspired space? This super creative geometric wallpaper will do the trick! (It seems pastels and geometric designs really go hand-in-hand). Unlike the previous examples, this particular pastel wallpaper uses more muted colors with a stronger gray undertone to create a subtler look.
The overlapping shapes have a very dynamic look that showcases a lot of movement and diversity. Overall, the colors create a contrasting look actually works quite well together!
Last but not least, pastel colors are great for use in kid's rooms because the softness of the colors lends itself well to creating a relaxing yet engaging atmosphere. In the room shot above, the lattice wallpaper has been pasted on the closet doors. Using wallpaper "off the walls" is actually a great way to add color and design to the space without committing to using wallpaper throughout the entire space.
We've written an article on this technique called, Off The Wall: Creative Ways To Use Wallpaper. Be sure to check it out! This pastel wallpaper features a more traditional design that's quite timeless. The use of a plain white background puts the emphasis solely on the blue design, making it stand out even more.
Get Your Room Looking Pretty In Pastels!
Using pastel colored wallpaper is a huge trend in 2019 and it's one that we're keeping our eye on! Pastel colors are so versatile and can be used in a more minimalist way (such as the lattice wallpaper) or to add a tasteful burst of color to the space (like the 3D cube wallpaper). Which pastel wallpaper stands out to you? Where would you personally use pastel colors in your home? Let us know in the comments below!
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