Pastels are at the pale end of the colour spectrum, but there’s nothing dull or insipid about them. Pastels are pretty, subtle and elegant, in fact, they’re practically perfect.

The pastel trend ranges from brighter fondant and sorbet shades to more sophisticated tones, and it’s the latter which has caught our eye this season.

Grown up pastels with tasteful prints and gorgeous detailing will never go out of style, which is why this is one trend to follow to the letter.

Start with a chic sofa such as the Regent grand sofa from Fishpools. In a sherbet lemon hue with a blue floral pattern, coordinating scatters, a regal air and neatly turned leg, the Regent is a classic sofa in a style which won’t date.

Pastels work in every room in the house, soothing for bathrooms, romantic for bedrooms and pale and interesting in living and dining rooms, pastels are the ideal alternative to neutral shades.

Try lilac walls in your bathroom instead of the traditional blue or white and transform a dull tired kitchen with a wash of lemon or turquoise paint.

For perfect pastel dining, try the Trafalgar Droxford Carver chairs seated around the Trafalgar Goodwood oval dining table.

The Trafalgar Goodwood dining table is a traditional oval shaped dining table in a beautiful teak finish, with a fully extendable leaf, guaranteed to comfortably seat six diners whether open or closed.

The matching Droxford chairs feature the same teak finish but are fully upholstered with padded backs for maximum comfort. And best of all, you can choose the colour of the upholstery in order to fully co-ordinate with your existing interior, we like the pistachio.


And when it comes to the bedroom, soft pastel shades will help you gently drift off to sleep. Similarly in a neutral cream or beige room, pastel accessories will give the room a lift. The Chailyn table lamp is an American style lamp with an antique bronze finish and cut glass decorations, topped off with a creamy blush pink shade.


Another way to incorporate the pastel trend into your home is with a beautifully woven rug such as the stunning Buckingham Zeigler in ivory and blue. Made from wool and art silk blended together, this is a rug with real quality.


Pastels are one of the easiest of this season’s trends to make work for you, so whether you like your pastels plain or printed if you’re a fan of timeless traditional style, this look might just be perfect for you.

Fishpools is located on the High Street in Waltham Cross and boasts 200 room sets for bedroom, dining and living along with home accessories, gifts and cook and dine departments and a pictures and mirrors gallery. So you’re bound to find inspiration. Plus there’s a great in store coffee shop and ample customer parking.


For more ideas visit Fishpools, or look online at where you can now browse and buy from the comfort of your own home.