Pale in Comparison: 8 Trendy Ways to Mix Light and Dark Colors in the Home

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Pastels and Primary Hues
Combine your pastels with sharp bursts of primary colors, like this gorgeous room. Throw pillows are an easy and (relatively) affordable way to ... more 
Photo by: From the Right Bank
Pastels and Primary Hues
Combine your pastels with sharp bursts of primary colors, like this gorgeous room. Throw pillows are an easy and (relatively) affordable way to completely change the feel of a room.
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Pretty pastels are a lovely, delicate way to add color into your home. Unfortunately, pastel colors don't generally get a lot of love when it comes to home decor -- they are often relegated to nurseries or beach houses in seaside towns. Luckily, that's all about to change. This year pastels are making a big impact in a new way as decorators have started to combine them with bright and darker colors for an edgier, more styled look. Here are 8 inspiring ways to combine pastels with darker colors in your home. - By Jennifer Hadfield



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