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Pastel colors

We could all do with a little softness in this harsh world. After a long day at work, there is nothing better than coming home to a serene setting, especially one that has been decorated by our own hand... And the colours that surround us play a precious role. So to avoid feeling assaulted by a red that is too bright or be put in a gloomy mood by too much black, opt for pastel colours! Light blue, pearl grey, powdered pink, opaline green... The possibilities are endless, and above all, these shades compliment each other perfectly. For a chic bohemian interior, opt for a beige cotton voile on your walls. In a nostalgic mood? Add a vintage touch with a soft orange piece. Fans of the Scandinavian aesthetic? Cashmere grey will be perfect...

Pastel colours are sometimes perceived as bland in the collective imagination. And yet, they come back in force in our interiors! In fact, they have become one of the leading decorative trends. From the bedroom to the bathroom, via the kitchen and the lounge, they adapt to all atmospheres and tastes. Better still, they make us feel good by transforming each room into a real cocoon. Whether as a discrete touch or a total look, pastel tones make you want to snuggle up in an armchair, with a plaid blanket by the fire... The ideal setting to enjoy reading your favourite novel.

In addition to being on trend, these colours have a real meaning in the history of art. They appear as the essential components of one of the greatest artistic movements: Impressionism! At the beginning of the 1860s, a young generation of artists entered the French creative scene. In this desire to break conventions and create an innovative art, these painters dared to go all out and propose a more luminous painting, based on an observation of nature. No more warm tones, hello light colours! Landscapes, as varied as they are, came to be depicted with cooler tones. The scenes of flowering gardens and the shores of the sea were bathed in a soft light that caught everyone's eye. In this period of artistic effervescence at the beginning of the 20th century, some painters went even further. The Nabis and the Fauvists expressed their interest in the soft harmony of pastel colours even more so. Take for example, certain paintings by Henri Matisse or Maurice Denis, which caused a sensation (and scandal!).

Finally, the pastel shades are no doubt linked to the world of childhood and the joy that accompanies it. They remind us of the sweetness of marshmallows, the deliciously sweet taste of syrups, the crackle of sugared almonds in your mouth and the intoxicating smell of cotton candy. Season after season, they bring a breath of fresh air. In spring, they evoke the songs of birds and flowering fields, while in summer, they harmonise with the blue sky. In autumn, they contrast with the warm colours and in winter, they bring a little cheerfulness... Discover our selection of soft and cheerful works, to put in your home right away!

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Benoît Mauduech, The gold bird, Painting

Benoît Mauduech

The gold bird, 2020
35 x 57.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$4,592

Thierry Van Vreckem, Knokke dreams I, Photography

Thierry Van Vreckem

Knokke dreams I, 2015
39.4 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$3,351

Our recommendations Chuli Herrera, Zelf Portret (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Painting

Chuli Herrera

Zelf Portret (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), 2018
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$8,936

Kyoko Dufaux, The Amabiés at the waterside, Painting

Kyoko Dufaux

The Amabiés at the waterside, 2020
8.7 x 13 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$496

Anne-Louise Ewen, California, New & Magnificent No. 4, Painting

Anne-Louise Ewen

California, New & Magnificent No. 4, 2020
11 x 17 inch
Painting

$125

Paul Insect, Pollen Dream (Variant), Print

Paul Insect

Pollen Dream (Variant), 2017
28 x 19 inch
Print

$6,500

Pierre-Jean Llado, Douceur de vivre a Sanary, Painting

Pierre-Jean Llado

Douceur de vivre a Sanary, 2018
15 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,862

William Weyman, Variation on Red, Painting

William Weyman

Variation on Red, 2006
36 x 48 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$9,600

Jill Meager, Hedgehog, Fine Art Drawings

Jill Meager

Hedgehog, 2017
22 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,576

Laure Bollinger, Philos jaune I, Fine Art Drawings

Laure Bollinger

Philos jaune I, 2018
17.7 x 13.4 x 0.2 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$546

Florence Boré, Dans les nues, Painting

Florence Boré

Dans les nues, 2016
43.3 x 35.4 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$5,957

Etienne Quesnay, Le Pot de Larmes, Painting

Etienne Quesnay

Le Pot de Larmes, 2021
12.2 x 9.1 inch
Painting

$496

Richard Heeps, Pink Gloves, Photography

Richard Heeps

Pink Gloves, 2009
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$215

Richard Heeps, Lilac Gloves, Photography

Richard Heeps

Lilac Gloves, 2009
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$215

Gina Vor, Pastel Dreams 3 - Pink Abstract (Abstrait Rose), Painting

Gina Vor

Pastel Dreams 3 - Pink Abstract (Abstrait Rose), 2018
31.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$745

Alexandra Battezzati, Un Jour Turquoise, Painting

Alexandra Battezzati

Un Jour Turquoise, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,840

Antoine Rose, Shades of Blue, Photography

Antoine Rose

Shades of Blue, 2019
52.4 x 52.4 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$14,273

Alexandra Battezzati, Nuages dans les nuages, Painting

Alexandra Battezzati

Nuages dans les nuages, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,840

Gina Vor, Biology 5 | Aquarelle Abstraite, Painting

Gina Vor

Biology 5 | Aquarelle Abstraite, 2019
12.6 x 9.4 x 0 inch
Painting

$161

Gabriel Sánchez Toledo, Sans titre, Painting

Gabriel Sánchez Toledo

Sans titre, 2017
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$4,468

Paco Raphael, Bambi (Yellow), Sculpture

Paco Raphael

Bambi (Yellow), 2020
14.8 x 13.8 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$2,296

Kyong Lee, Not yet 004, Painting

Kyong Lee

Not yet 004, 2018
29.5 x 21.7 inch
Painting

$1,290

Valerie Marty, Piaf Bleu pâle, Sculpture

Valerie Marty

Piaf Bleu pâle, 2020
6.5 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

$360

Alexei Lantsev, Chapelle à Vence, Print

Alexei Lantsev

Chapelle à Vence, 2017
11.8 x 16.7 inch
Print

$180

Denis Christophel, Modulations horizontales - Bleu et rose, Painting

Denis Christophel

Modulations horizontales - Bleu et rose, 2016
76.8 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$6,206

Kyong Lee, Eckige Masse 92, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse 92, 2020
13.8 x 13.8 inch
Painting

$788

Gil Hanrion, Copeaux de terre d'ombre, Painting

Gil Hanrion

Copeaux de terre d'ombre, 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$683

Âme Sauvage, Ombres et Pastel, Painting

Âme Sauvage

Ombres et Pastel, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$372

Alain Boullet, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Alain Boullet

Sans titre, 2016
8.1 x 8.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$745

Alain Boullet, Etoile, Fine Art Drawings

Alain Boullet

Etoile, 2016
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$621

Claude Billès, Marinella, Photography

Claude Billès

Marinella, 2020
23.6 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,358

Wolfram, Sans Titre, Painting

Wolfram

Sans Titre, 1993
3.9 x 6.7 inch
Painting

$1,489

Olivier Messas, Lumière intérieur... (Géométrie nomade 2019), Painting

Olivier Messas

Lumière intérieur... (Géométrie nomade 2019), 2019
39.4 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,862

Patrick Marie, Varangeville - Côte normande, Print

Patrick Marie

Varangeville - Côte normande, 2019
19.3 x 27.6 x 0 inch
Print

$218 $335

Bethany Harper Williams, Beach Play, Painting

Bethany Harper Williams

Beach Play, 2019
28 x 50 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,723

Sophie Petetin, LA BAULE,CA CAILLE !, Painting

Sophie Petetin

LA BAULE,CA CAILLE !, 2020
11.8 x 11.8 x 1 inch
Painting

$316

Safia Wosth, Imparfait 26, Painting

Safia Wosth

Imparfait 26, 2019
23.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$149

Eric Pottier, Pomme coulée bleue claire - Les Chroniques d'Anna, Sculpture

Eric Pottier

Pomme coulée bleue claire - Les Chroniques d'Anna, 2020
4.7 x 7.5 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$559

Lionel le Jeune, Habitat, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Habitat, 2021
31.5 x 45.3 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,117

Alphée, Ciel, Painting

Alphée

Ciel, 2020
16.5 x 11.4 x 0 inch
Painting

$402 $447

Lionel le Jeune, Réverbère, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Réverbère, 2020
31.8 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$869

Ark, Champs jaune 1, Painting

Ark

Champs jaune 1, 2017
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$186

Igor Nekraha, Mild winter, Painting

Igor Nekraha

Mild winter, 2020
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$400

Jayet, Mini Bear Jayet VS Fat, Sculpture

Jayet

Mini Bear Jayet VS Fat, 2020
11 x 9.1 x 5.1 inch
Sculpture

$7,819

Lia Van Leeuwen, Transparency, Painting

Lia Van Leeuwen

Transparency, 2019
39.4 x 55.1 x 1 inch
Painting

$3,661

Ian Lawrence, Fervent, Painting

Ian Lawrence

Fervent, 2020
27.6 x 35.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,286

Apo, Sans titre, Painting

Apo

Sans titre, 2021
9.4 x 7.5 x 0 inch
Painting

$93

Agnieszka Kozien, Island II, Painting

Agnieszka Kozien

Island II, 2020
19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$931

Gregory Malphurs, the.rover., Fine Art Drawings

Gregory Malphurs

the.rover., 2020
30 x 22 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,700

Igor Nekraha, Soft Sunset Carpathian, Painting

Igor Nekraha

Soft Sunset Carpathian, 2021
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$580

Tomasz Koclega, Tenaci Perfectus - Orange, Sculpture

Tomasz Koclega

Tenaci Perfectus - Orange, 2020
20.9 x 9.8 x 7.9 inch
Sculpture

$3,227

Luigi Visconti, Circolo Nautico, Santa Cesarea, Photography

Luigi Visconti

Circolo Nautico, Santa Cesarea, 2018
39.4 x 51.2 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$4,145

Clotilde, Escholtzias jaune, Painting

Clotilde

Escholtzias jaune, 2019
63.8 x 38.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,723

Josiane Saya, Bleue mer, Painting

Josiane Saya

Bleue mer, 2017
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$7,447

Zena Blackwell, Untitled (Constance), Painting

Zena Blackwell

Untitled (Constance), 2020
53.1 x 26 x 1.4 inch
Painting

$5,015

Hunt Slonem, Mulucans, Painting

Hunt Slonem

Mulucans, 2020
40 x 60 x 2 inch
Painting

25,000 - $ 50,000

Lara Messina, Blue is for dreams, Painting

Lara Messina

Blue is for dreams, 2020
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$819

Clare Marie Bailey, Evangelines Dream, Photography

Clare Marie Bailey

Evangelines Dream, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$559

Zoé Boivin, Floralie, Painting

Zoé Boivin

Floralie, 2020
12 x 16 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$515

David Burdeny, Photosynthetic 2 Great Salt Lake, Photography

David Burdeny

Photosynthetic 2 Great Salt Lake, 2020
59 x 59 x 2 inch
Photography

15,000 - $ 25,000

Patrick Smith, Bidart, France, Photography

Patrick Smith

Bidart, France, 2018
39.4 x 53.1 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$3,847

Elena Borstein, Cienfuegos I, Painting

Elena Borstein

Cienfuegos I, 2000
40 x 30 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$6,000

Roberta Verteramo, Queens, 'The Sewanacky Queen', Painting

Roberta Verteramo

Queens, 'The Sewanacky Queen', 2016
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$9,929

Martine Lesaffre, Baisers Doux, Sculpture

Martine Lesaffre

Baisers Doux, 2018
11.8 x 10.2 x 8.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,142

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