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The Equinox is Upon Us: Here, Some Pretty Picks a la Pastel

This Malibu Loft Beverly Chest is shown in "Dawn." The color alone makes me want to work it into my decor.

This Malibu Loft Beverly Chest is shown in “Dawn.” The color alone makes me want to work it into my decor.

An equinox occurs only twice a year —  Once around March 20 (coming soon!) and once around Sept. 22.

One meaning of equinox is the date when day and night are the same length. And in the upcoming seasons, our days will have more light than darkness.

To celebrate the spring equinox, I like to change up my interiors and often advise clients to do the same. I don’t want to look at heavy brocades, rich velvets and deep jewel tones or earthy hues come late March and into the summer, and I’m sure you don’t either.

This goes for entertaining, too. I like to think in Easter tones during the spring, to “hatch” with lightness and refreshing pales and pastels. Think pale pinks, buttery creams, robin’s egg blues, seafoam greens …

Great combinations to incorporate pastels and pales into your color scheme: seafoam green and whites; seafoam green, buttercup yellow and black; and browns and lilac.

For a more sophisticated look, go with pale seafoam green walls and black lacquer furniture, adding buttercup  yellow accents, such as gold silk drapery. For an elegant vibe, try dark espresso furniture, pale buttercup yellow walls and lilac, purple and moss-green accents.

Kids rooms get a boost of vitality when you mix bold colors with pastels. Paint the walls with a light pastel hue and then add stronger accents like turquoise, citron yellow, vibrant green and pink.

A fresh take on a wing chair, this Williams-Sonoma Anderson chair in linen is spectacular.

A fresh take on a wing chair, this Williams-Sonoma Anderson chair in linen is spectacular.

This Robert Abbey table lamp is modern and light.

This Robert Abbey table lamp is modern and light.

Wisteria's nesting trays are easy to add to your spring decor.

Wisteria’s nesting trays can quickly ‘spring up’ your decor.

I highly recommend doing a quick edit of sorts through your home and look for areas where you can add “light,” whether in tone or feel.

Peppered here are some of my favorite picks, a la pastel. Check out my “A-List” this month for additional thoughts on how to add “light” to your décor.

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