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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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Claude Billès, Marinella, Photography

Claude Billès

Marinella, 2020
23.6 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$2,268

Thierry Van Vreckem, Knokke dreams I, Photography

Thierry Van Vreckem

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

$3,223

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

$8,593

Our recommendations Marguerite Wibaux, Patience, Fine Art Drawings

Marguerite Wibaux

Patience, 2021
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$418

Our recommendations Thomas Verny, Lodeve I, Fine Art Drawings

Thomas Verny

Lodeve I, 2014
7.1 x 9.8 x 0.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$656

Sjaak Korsten, Hide 1, Photography

Sjaak Korsten

Hide 1, 2017
33.5 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,910

Pere Moles, Abstract Yellow #1, Print

Pere Moles

Abstract Yellow #1, 2018
29.9 x 22 x 0.4 inch
Print

$465

Jill Meager, Hedgehog, Fine Art Drawings

Jill Meager

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

$1,538

Sara Margolin, Sisterhood, Painting

Sara Margolin

Sisterhood, 2021
33.5 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,062

Salah Chaoui, Orage, Painting

Salah Chaoui

Orage, 2000
19.7 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$1,790

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

$1,790

Zoé Boivin, Floralie, Painting

Zoé Boivin

Floralie, 2020
12 x 16 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$495

Arden Thelen, Humming Fog, Painting

Arden Thelen

Humming Fog, 2019
30 x 24 x 1.5 inch
Painting

$1,410

Patrick Smith, Bidart, France, Photography

Patrick Smith

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

$3,700

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

$525

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

Roberta Verteramo

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

$9,548

William Weyman, Variation on Red, Painting

William Weyman

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

$9,600

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

$716

Gina Vor, Biology 5 | Aquarelle Abstraite, Painting

Gina Vor

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

$155

Valerie Marty, Piaf Bleu pâle, Sculpture

Valerie Marty

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

$346

Martine Fauve Dechavanne, Beauté, Painting

Martine Fauve Dechavanne

Beauté, 2021
39.4 x 28.7 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$2,148

Richard Heeps, Pink Gloves, Photography

Richard Heeps

Pink Gloves, 2009
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$210

Richard Heeps, Lilac Gloves, Photography

Richard Heeps

Lilac Gloves, 2009
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$210

Ian Lawrence, Fervent, Painting

Ian Lawrence

Fervent, 2020
27.6 x 35.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,230

Ellis Ostrowska, Abstraction in blue, Painting

Ellis Ostrowska

Abstraction in blue, 2005
29.1 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$1,910

Agnieszka Kozien, Island II, Painting

Agnieszka Kozien

Island II, 2020
19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$895

Antoine Rose, Shades of Blue, Photography

Antoine Rose

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

$13,726

Zena Blackwell, Untitled (Constance), Painting

Zena Blackwell

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

$3,916 $4,894

Âme Sauvage, Ombres et Pastel, Painting

Âme Sauvage

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

$358

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

$656

Jozef Chyzy, A Ritual, Painting

Jozef Chyzy

A Ritual, 2018
15.7 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$716

Benoît Mauduech, The gold bird, Painting

Benoît Mauduech

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

$4,416

Alain Boullet, Sans titre, Fine Art Drawings

Alain Boullet

Sans titre, 2016
8.1 x 8.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$716

Alain Boullet, Etoile, Fine Art Drawings

Alain Boullet

Etoile, 2016
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$597

Gabriel Sánchez Toledo, Sans titre, Painting

Gabriel Sánchez Toledo

Sans titre, 2017
27.6 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$4,297

Kyong Lee, Eckige Masse 92, Painting

Kyong Lee

Eckige Masse 92, 2020
13.8 x 13.8 inch
Painting

$769

Patrick Marie, Varangeville - Côte normande, Print

Patrick Marie

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

$129 $322

Kyong Lee, Not yet 004, Painting

Kyong Lee

Not yet 004, 2018
29.5 x 21.7 inch
Painting

$1,259

Lionel le Jeune, Réverbère, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Réverbère, 2020
31.8 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$835

Lionel le Jeune, Habitat, Photography

Lionel le Jeune

Habitat, 2021
31.5 x 45.3 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$1,074

Wolfram, Sans Titre, Painting

Wolfram

Sans Titre, 1993
3.9 x 6.7 inch
Painting

$1,432

Alexei Lantsev, Chapelle à Vence, Print

Alexei Lantsev

Chapelle à Vence, 2017
11.8 x 16.7 inch
Print

$173

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

$5,968

Daniela Pasqualini, Twilight Romance IV, Painting

Daniela Pasqualini

Twilight Romance IV, 2020
9 x 9 x 1 inch
Painting

$350

Hossein Borojeni, Citadine, Painting

Hossein Borojeni

Citadine, 2019
11.8 x 8.3 inch
Painting

$573

Alphée, Ciel, Painting

Alphée

Ciel, 2020
16.5 x 11.4 x 0 inch
Painting

$537

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

$621

Charlotte Pivard, Antidote, Painting

Charlotte Pivard

Antidote, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$239

Igor Nekraha, Soft Sunset Carpathian, Painting

Igor Nekraha

Soft Sunset Carpathian, 2021
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$580

Alexandra Battezzati, Nuages dans les nuages, Painting

Alexandra Battezzati

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

$4,655

Our recommendations Damien Hirst, Quinizarian, Print

Damien Hirst

Quinizarian, 2011
8.1 x 20 x 0 inch
Print

$13,635

Miri Baruch, Flowers from below, Painting

Miri Baruch

Flowers from below, 2019
31.5 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,611

Philippe Martins, Pink Paradise, Photography

Philippe Martins

Pink Paradise, 2021
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$1,313

Igor Nekraha, Mild winter, Painting

Igor Nekraha

Mild winter, 2020
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$400

Gregory Malphurs, the.rover., Fine Art Drawings

Gregory Malphurs

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

$1,700

Tomasz Koclega, Tenaci Perfectus - Orange, Sculpture

Tomasz Koclega

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

$3,103

Paco Raphael, Bambi (Yellow), Sculpture

Paco Raphael

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

$2,208

Dasha Pears, Melting away, Photography

Dasha Pears

Melting away, 2020
47.2 x 47.2 x 0 inch
Photography

$2,375

Dasha Pears, Cloud, Photography

Dasha Pears

Cloud, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$1,993

Joseph Ó Riagáin, Distant Skies #80, Photography

Joseph Ó Riagáin

Distant Skies #80, 2020
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$418

Joseph Ó Riagáin, Distant Skies #61, Photography

Joseph Ó Riagáin

Distant Skies #61, 2020
7.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$418

Clare Marie Bailey, Evangelines Dream, Photography

Clare Marie Bailey

Evangelines Dream, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$537

Yulia Ani, It’s all here, Painting

Yulia Ani

It’s all here, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$1,146 $1,432

Mairi Timoney, Green I, Painting

Mairi Timoney

Green I, 2018
15.7 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$1,015

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