Plunge into pastels to bring a cheerful mood to your rooms
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Above The Cups plant pots from Serranlunga

Verdant Touch

Indoor plants work particularly well for pastel-themed living rooms, and can bring a zippy mood to interiors. The Cups plant pots designed by Naoto Fukasawa for Serranlunga have a strong, simple form, which works well with a variety of interior concepts. Available in different sizes, these matte-finished pots come in various pastel and neutral colours.

Available at Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street

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Above The Felix armchair from Lema

Sitting Pretty

Produced by Italian furniture brand Lema, designer Roberto Lazzeroni's Felix armchair has a decidedly feminine allure. With its smooth, rounded monolithic seat and curved backrest, the seat features seams and stitching that exalt its subtle contours. To add to its elegant look, this graceful design can be upholstered in dreamy pink, teal or powdery blue fabric. 

Available at W. Atelier, 75 Bukit Timah Road, #01-01/02

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Above The Arc coffee table from Molteni&C

Sleek and Neat

Opt for slick design pieces in monochromatic hues to keep your interior chic and cohesive. One elegant piece that will work nicely with soft colours is the Arc coffee table by Italian furniture brand Molteni&C. Marrying stability with a sense of fluidity, this coffee table has a sculptural base inspired by the fibrous cement used in modern technostructures and a circular glass top. 

Available at P5, 63 Mohamed Sultan Road, #01-14 Sultan Link

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Above The Vela screens from Arflex

Playful Division

Designed by Milan-based studio Bernhardt & Vella, Italian manufacturer Arflex's Vela screens consist of two pastel-tinted glass sheets that play with light and shadow while demarcating spatial boundaries. These partitions offer a unique way to create intimate alcoves or cosy reading nooks within your living room, without weighing down the space. 

Available at Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street

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Above Lemon Ice from Dulux

Blushing Beauty

You know that pastels are in vogue when Dulux's Colour of the Year for 2018 is a beautiful blush tone named Heart Wood. Depending on accent colours that you use, walls painted in this shade can create a nurturing, relaxing or invigorating mood. Besides the winning shade, Dulux also offers a number of other pastel paints such as Lemon Ice (a sorbet yellow pictured here), Big Chill (a frosty blue), Gentle Tide (a pale green), and Mystic Purple (a periwinkle hue) that can help you create inspiring spaces in your home. 

Available at Dulux

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Above Shape Up chandelier from Roll & Hill

Look Up

Create a contemporary interior by matching pastels with lighting or furniture pieces in materials such as brass, copper and glass. Look to lamps such as Shape Up from New York-based lighting brand Roll & Hill. The work of Brooklyn-based Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, this chandelier celebrates bold geometric shapes clad in a variety of materials including aluminium, steel and glass. It comprises a sphere, half-sphere, curved tube, half capsule and cone, to create a whimsical light source that also appears like a mobile sculpture. 

Available at Space Furniture, 77 Bencoolen Street

(Related: 6 Lighting Designs That Seriously Look Like Jewellery)

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Above Kipu ottomans from La Palma

Pebble Garden

Pair soft pastels with deeper shades and richer textures for a contemporary pastel-themed living room. Designed by Oslo-based studio Anderssen & Voll or Italian furniture maker La Palma, Kipu is a collection of versatile, pebble-shaped ottomans in different sizes that can be used as footrests, low tables or stools. Available in bright blues and yellows as well as muted greys, Kiipu is a brilliant way to enliven a room. 

Available at P5 Studio, 213 Henderson Road, #01-08


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Above Fabrics from the Cetec Inter/Continental collection

Hint Of Mint

Look to pastel fabrics with metallic details such as the Palace fabric in a Tiffany-like blue from the Cetec Inter/Continental collection designed by textile designer Pascal Walter for a more elegant take on this trend. "Pastels can appear very macaron-like—but in an interior; it can look a little bit too sweet," advises Walter. "Match pastels with a second colour in a more neutral shade such as grey, to complement a wall or flooring that's in a darker colour."

Available at Cetec, 36 Armenian Street, #02-05

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