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Pretty pastel bathroom inspiration

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Pretty pastel bathroom inspiration

While  Emerald may be the Pantone  Colour of the Year, I think pastels will make much bigger waves in 2013. Super-saturated hues will always have a place in decorating, of course, but at the same time, there are many spaces where a bright and bold (but admittedly beautiful!) green simply do not work. And a bathroom is one of those spaces. Pastels are much better suited for a spa-like retreat -- and seeing as how many of the major paint brands are highlighting pastels hues as trend colours to watch in 2013, I figured it was high time to give these calming colours a closer look.   [caption id="attachment_1168" align="aligncenter" width="408"] Pretty pastels! I absolutely love the complementary colour combo of pale mint and powder pink, and it scores bonus points for evoking the Art Deco trend, which continues to influence design -- both at home and in fashion -- into 2013.
Paints (from left): Behr Paints Bee's Knees T13-11, Jazzy Jade T13-12 and Heavy Sugar T13-14.
Photography courtesy of Behr Paints.[/caption]   Pastels actually deliver the best of both worlds in the bathroom: they satisfy your need for colour, while remaining pale enough to refrain from reflecting against your skin -- an important consideration when putting on your face each morning! (In strong bathroom lighting, deep greens in particular can give your skin a sickly cast.) Click here to see my 5 favourite  pastel bathroom paint ideas. Have you ever committed to a colour in the bathroom? I'd love to hear what worked for you -- or alternatively, what didn't quite work out as planned! Drop me a line in the comments section below. Follow me on Twitter! Don't miss out -- subscribe to the Canadian Living Home & Garden blog!
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