Friday Finds: Color of the Month

Souffle 0139 painted walls

Color of the Month: Souffle 0139

Today’s pastels are softer and more complex than their sugary predecessors.  Souffle 0139, a semi-sweet variation of pink, is our November Color of the Month.  With its subtle brown undertones, Souffle falls within the category we affectionately refer to as the Dirty Pastels.  Softly muted colors: think blush, dusty pink, dusty rose.  Neither feminine nor masculine.  But infinitely useable.  Hirshfield’s Souffle makes a great background color for walls affording accents of moody grey, blue, and green, to appropriately pop.

Souffle 0139
From Hirshfield’s Color Is fandeck

Kelly Wearstler


Oscar de la Renta 2011
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2011 – Plump Pretty Sugar


Rose Quartz lamp from Kelly Wearstler – Fall High Point Market 2014


Sage Atelier


8mood blog


blush copy
Sage Atelier

Whether it’s with accessories or a pairing of paint and furniture, the color combination of gray with this subtle pink brings a feeling of sophistication to a space. Copper and gold metals are fresh looking alongside muted pinks and create a vibe with an edge…both metals were hot, hot, hot, at Fall 2014 High Point Market.


Dirty Pastel pink for walls
Trend Council’s Fall and Winter 2014-2015 Color Trends




Hirshfield's Souffle 0139
Henkes Malarshop

Natasha Saroca, Houzz contributor, shares this tip when decorating with pastels:

 The secret to making soft, chalky colours work in your interior is to balance the dreamy look of pastels with cool whites, moody black, grey and neutral tones. Introducing clean, contemporary lines and modern design elements, as well as raw, sleek or edgy materials, will also cut through the cuteness and ensure your scheme looks fresh, grown-up and chic, rather than childish or overly feminine. 

Here’s the link to Natasha’s piece, “11 Pretty Sweet Decorating Ideas Using Pastels.

Souffle is a bit ahead of its time for the Midwest, but has anyone tried a moody pastel paint color in their home? Please share.

Stay warm this weekend.

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