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Runway to Color Palette: Pastels

Pastels are so not just for kids. They’re all over fashion and they’re heading for home next. (We’re obsessed—just take a look at the color story in our May issue!)


Phillip Lim sent the most ethereal pastels down the runway, but these colors would look just as pretty and energizing in a home office. Here’s the look:

And here’s how to use it (colors clockwise from top):

On the walls: Sweet Honeydew Melon 2033-40
In accents or an alternate wall color: Creamy Beige 2016-60
This plus ivory in a patterned drape (love it against that pale green): Splash 2059-60
A slim lamp base and accents sprinkled through the room to cut the sweetness: Jet Black 2120-20
Painted desk and in accents: Pale Iris 2073-60
Bonus: ivory upholstery

(All paints Benjamin Moore)


Runway photo: 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2012 Ready to Wear from


– Joanna Linberg, Assistant Editor BHG

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