Taking inspiration from the natural colours of the spring and summer months, pastel tones are set to be a big trend for the upcoming season. Experiment with contrasting colours or blend alongside neutrals for a look that is perfect for a variety of interior styles. Today’s blog post will explore different ways to incorporate pastel tones within your home, from ultra-modern to trending cottagecore aesthetic schemes.

retro chequerboard kitchen floor

  • Blend with neutral tones

Our love for neutral tones is predicted to continue, with many interior lovers opting for a palette of earthy neutrals and light greys as we head into the summer months. Consider adding a subtle pop of colour throughout your home with pastel shades such as dusky pink and sage green – firm favourites for Instagram influencers! Our Lattice collection in collaboration with Dee Hardwicke boasts a palette of neutral shades from Pebble Grey to Mist, containing a floral-inspired motif (perfect for adding a sense of outdoors in). Below, we see Lattice Mist styled with fresh blossom flowers and rustic textures, an easy way to incorporate pastels into your colour palette.
lattice patterned bathroom flooring with luxury handwash and blossom

  • Statement colour block walls

A great way to refresh any room in your home is by switching up the colour palette to reflect the seasons and current trends. Below, an earthy pastel tone has been used to create a feature colour block wall that blends beautifully with the existing interior styling. Style with our MSeries English Oak for an authentic style that has the look and feel of real wood. By choosing a neutral wood design, it’s easy to switch up the wall colours as your interior style evolves.

These beautiful tones also draw attention to the shelf styling, creating a real focal point for this room. Getting the perfect #shelfie on Instagram has become extremely popular, and pastels work well as a backdrop to draw attention to your styling.

  • Contrast monochrome with textures

We love creating a statement look with monochrome flooring – from classic chequerboard to contemporary geometric shape, it’s an easy way to create an eye-catching interior style. Below, Check Slate from the Check collection by Neisha Crosland has created a sense of space in this uplifting bathroom. Adding in pastel blue and pink textiles brings out the tone of the wall colour and softens the overall look, perfect for a modern-rustic aesthetic.

  • Soft Green Kitchens

The hashtag #greenkitchen has almost 75,000 tags on Instagram, showing how our love for this tone has made it a popular choice when renovating the heart of our homes. Opting for colour block cabinets can be a statement choice, so opting for softer green tones can create a more tranquil and relaxed feel. Style with brass hardware, botanical features and grey tones for a contemporary yet authentic look. Pictured below is this beautiful green kitchen styled with our Check Flint floor tiles in collaboration with Neisha Crosland.

check flint grey patterned tiles in sage green kitchen

  • Retro-inspired styles

We absolutely love classic chequerboard floors – they not only look great in kitchens, hallways and bathrooms but also bring a sense of nostalgia. Why not choose from our range of Heritage Squares, including pastel tones such as Bay Blue that look beautiful laid with our Linen White tiles. This creates a timeless look that lifts the colour of the room. LVT tiles are also easy to clean and care for, a must for busy areas of the home.
Image credit – @treasuresandtravels


  • Incorporate statement furniture

One of the other key trends we highlighted on our blog for 2021 was statement furniture – a great way to add a focal point to your room and define your interior style. In the home office nook below, Parquet Charcoal has been styled with features such as the bright white desk and another colour block wall, alongside this pastel pink velvet chair to add a contemporary edge to this space. Other statement pieces to consider include on-trend roll top baths, hanging egg chairs and butler sinks.
parquet charcoal tiles home office monochrome velvet

How will you be incorporating pastel tones into your interior this summer? Make sure to tag us in your Harvey Maria pics on Instagram @harveymaria and use the hashtag #MyHarveyMaria for the chance to be featured on our feed and stories!