Freshly Minted

Sugary pastels hit the sweet spot, whether you need a quick pick-me-up or a little design inspiration. Consider this a guilt-free snack.

A turquoise-tipped china saucer looks as delectable as spun sugar.

Wake up your cupboards with stacks of candy-striped ceramics.

Vintage-style bottles are the perfect shade of beach-glass green.

Or really commit to a minty fresh look in the kitchen.

Robin’s egg blue on the front door says hello, softly.

Which reminds me, this egg print is from The Graphics Fairy, a good source of images for crafty types who want to make labels or invites.

Why hasn’t anyone cottoned on to making macaron-print wallpaper? It would counteract any mid-afternoon slump.

For more soft hues, read Seema Persaud’s blog post on Decorating With Pretty Pastels.

Photo credits:
1. Le Confetty blog
2. Agneta Livijn
3. Chic Cam blog
4. Peppermint Bliss blog
5. Ciao Newport Beach blog
6. Graphics Fairy blog
7. Paper blog