How to Incorporate the “Day Dreaming” Pantone Color Palette into Your Home
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How to Incorporate the “Day Dreaming” Pantone Color Palette into Your Home

Once again, Pantone has looked into their crystal ball of home decor and pulled out nine color palettes they expect to trend hard in 2017. And while there are tools to help you choose the perf color combos, it can be tough figuring out how to make Pantone’s gorgeous color schemes work IRL. That’s why we’ve put together this guide on how to incorporate each of the nine palettes into your home, starting with the Day Dreaming shades. This particular palette features all kinds of pastel goodness and is reminiscent of 2016’s Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue look, but with the addition of pale yellows and greens. Whether you’re considering a kitchen makeover or your bedroom color needs a refresh, here are 18 rooms that’ll show you how to bring those pretty, pretty pastels into your home.

BEDROOM

1. Blushing Pink: Whether your bedroom needs a complete overhaul or just a refresh, a pastel color scheme will create the ultimate relaxation space to help you drift off to sleep in style. Soft pastel bedding, textiles and decorative accents work with a variety of styles, from a coastal vibe to a rustic boho look. (via 100 Layer Cake)

2. Beachy Hues: This cute bedroom certainly doesn’t skimp on the pastel. Light blues, pinks and grays all play a role, together with bright artwork and accessories. Don’t be afraid to mix various colors — as long as the tones are the same, your space will look cohesive and tasteful. (via Urban Road)

3. Patterned Duvet: Pastels pair well with mixed metals, rough wood texture and geometric shapes. Bright, cozy and relaxing, this may just be the perfect look for your next room makeover. Add a potted plant for a refreshing touch of green and complete the look with light blue sheets and a unique area rug. (via Urban Outfitters)

LIVING ROOM

4. Pastel Circus: With the right accessories, pastels offer up a surprisingly modern edge. Soft yellows and oranges quietly energize a space without overwhelming the subtlety of the pastels. (via Kim Timmerman)

5. Scandinavian Chic: If you’re not yet sure if pastels can work in your home, start out with something small, like a gallery wall makeover or a couch transformation. Turn a corner of the room into a light, bright space filled with pastel-colored accessories. An all-white base will really make the light pink and yellow accessories pop. (via No Home Without You)

6. Gray + Pastels: Liven up a gray sofa with colorful pillows and throws in various patterns and pastels. Got a plain wall? Display framed photos, prints and artwork in gallery form or on a mounted shelf. As often as possible, go for pieces with vibrant colors and use white or neutral frames. (via Enter My Attic)

DINING ROOM

7. Bright Dining: Pastels look hip and trendy with punchy accents, like mint green or bright yellow. Anchor the space with a rustic wood dining table and clean, modern dining chairs. (via Kim Timmerman)

8. Mismatched Seating: This sleek dining room is a beautiful example of how well pastels work with other colors. A navy area rug is the perfect complement to bright turquoise and white dining chairs. The end look is *almost* nautical, but in a totally new and trendy way. (via Adore Magazine)

9. Pretty Farmhouse: Soft pops of fun color perk up an all-white breakfast nook, while the unfinished wood and plethora of potted plants keep it feeling like a calm oasis. Add lots of textures to create different points of interesting contrast, ensuring the simple color palette doesn’t fall flat. (via Patchwork Harmony)

BATHROOM

10. Pink Cabinetry: When you’re adding pastels to your home, don’t forget the bathroom! Try mixing your pastels with copper or gold hardware, geometric throw rugs and special touches like pretty soap and potted plants. (via Amber Interiors)

11. Easy Breezy Blues: Whether you paint your entire bathroom pale blue or just switch out your towels and shower curtain for trendy pastels, choosing a soft shade is a great way to bring a spa-like atmosphere to your bathroom. Add vintage pieces like a beaded chandelier or woven stool for a modern, fresh look. (via Natalie Clayman Interior Design)

12. Chic Subway Tile: Have you ever considered going back to those retro bubblegum-pink tiles that were so popular in the ’50s? Give your bathroom a definite Parisienne vibe with white towels and black accessories. (via Oh Happy Day)

OFFICE

13. Geometric Shades: Desk accessories and a pretty task lamp are super simple ways to change up the decor in your home office. If you’re struggling with creative block, maybe it’s time to ditch the dark colors and go over to the brighter side. You can switch out everything from file folders to the trash can in every shade of the pastel rainbow. (via Maisons du Monde)

14. Boho Bliss: Sweet, simple and sophisticated — the mint green desk in this office is *everything.* Peach and gold accessories keep the decor bright and lively and ready to inspire your next great idea. (via PBteen)

15. Strawberry Fields: It’s a well-known fact that switching out your throw pillows and wall art with the seasons is the easiest decorating trick for your home office. Pink fur pillow? We’ll take two. (via Proper)

KITCHEN

16. Triangular Patterns: Don’t give up on that old grungy floor you hate. Instead, consider giving it new life with a coat of pastel paint or a snazzy geometric pattern. If you can’t decide between peach and mint, don’t be afraid to use ’em both in your space. (via Homebook)

17. Powder Blue Cabinets: Give your kitchen cabinets a Pantone-inspired update with a fresh coat of light blue paint. Finish off the Day Dreaming palette with pink, yellow or light green kitchen towels or an area rug. (via My Domaine)

18. Pink Accents: Pastels are a great way to brighten up the kitchen. And don’t think light shades are just for summer — those wintry gray days could totally use a dose of light pink cheer. (via Apartment Therapy)

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