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Pastel Palettes

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Guido Taroni for Cabana Issue 12. 

Soft and playful, yet no less sophisticated than their bolder counterparts, pastel colors bring a unique energy and beauty to interiors. Explore pastel palettes from the pages of Cabana. 

 

Christophe Gollut's winter retreat, Gran Canaria

The Gran Canaria home (below) of Swiss interior designer Christophe Gollut combines rustic charm and local architecture with playful pastel colors in a rainbow of shades.

 

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Mark Luscombe-Whyte for Cabana Issue 16.

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Mark Luscombe-Whyte for Cabana Issue 16.

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Mark Luscombe-Whyte for Cabana Issue 16.

Palacio do Grilo, Lisbon

The glorious Palacio do Grilo in Lisbon, Portugal. The 18th century palace of the Dukes of Lafões, it features frescos and intricately painted Baroque details in soft, muted hues. 

 

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Mark Luscombe-Whyte for Cabana Issue 15.

A Venetian home on the water

An exquisite Venetian home, photographed by legendary interiors photographer, Francois Halard, featuring muted pastels on the intricately detailed walls and ceilings.

 

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Francois Halard for Cabana Issue 12.

Calabria, Italy

Soft teals, pinks and mints create an ethereal, gentle atmosphere in this grand, faded house in Calabria - one of southern Italy's best kept secrets.

 

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Guido Taroni for Cabana Issue 15.

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Ashley Hicks for Cabana Issue 15.

Milan, Italy

Deployed well, pastels are surprisingly pleasing in sophisticated city spaces full of antiques and fine art, as exemplified by these elegant Milanese apartments.

 

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Guido Taroni for Cabana Issue 15.

Robert Kime's apartment, London

The late great British designer chose a calming pastel blue for this bedroom in London.

 

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Mark Luscombe-Whyte for Cabana Issue 12.

Castellaro, Italy

Restful and regal shades of lilac, and soft sage greens, create a timeless, peaceful atmosphere in these bedrooms in Castellaro, Lombardy.

 

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Guido Taroni for Cabana Issue 12.

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Guido Taroni for Cabana Issue 12.

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Guido Taroni for Cabana Issue 12.

Christophe Gollut's London home

Further proving his love of soft, muted tones, Swiss decorator Christophe Gollut's London home is a masterclass in elegance and refinement, styled with moody pastels. 

 

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Emma Lewis for Cabana Issue 13. 

Yucatan, Mexico

From the painted walls and subtle detailing, to the furniture and door frames, this beautiful dining room - in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula - benefits from muted pastel tones.

 

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Brett Wood for Cabana Issue 17.

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