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3. Use pastel accents with loads of white. For a cheerful look that feels modern and fresh, go all out with the pastels — pink, soft blue, mint green, buttercup — but temper them with a healthy dose of white. White furniture, white walls (except for the odd accent wall) and even white floors help the pastels pop and enhance natural light.
White walls and furniture provide a refreshing palette cleanser between layers of vintage finds and pastel accents in Victoria Smith's San Francisco apartment. Bring this look home by using pale aqua and pink in artwork, light fixtures and textiles. Flea markets and thrift shops can be great sources for vintage aqua glassware and affordable finds that can always get a quick update with a coat of pastel paint.
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