Pastel flags and bunting – 5 ways to inspire you

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Credit – Lee Glasgow Photography

Pastel shades create a fresh and modern colour scheme. Adding a subtle splash of colour while keeping your decor a delicate feature. Muting the colours in your decor allows you to bring the focus to certain aspects of the event. Like the flowers, table arrangements or the brides dress. Here are 5 tips for decorating with pastel flags and bunting:

Pick colours from nature

Nature has great taste. To keep your pastel colour scheme looking lovely and natural, pick out colours that match a natural aspect of your decor. The colours of the flags here match the oranges and pinks in the bride’s bouquet perfectly. This ties the theme together but doesn’t look deliberately matched.

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Credit – Liberty Pearl Photo and Film Collective

Use tonal decor rather than block colours

Like we do in our flags. Using varying shades of each colour creates a soft natural look which looks deliberate rather than looking plain or faded. Bringing this vibrancy into the colour scheme gives you more room to play as it will be more forgiving if you include other colours.

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Avoid too many pastel pinks

Unless your theme is pink of course. It’s easy to overdo the more traditional ‘girly’ colours when using pastels, so use a nice range of colours. This will keep the colour scheme fresh and mature. See how our pastel colour scheme contains lots of beautiful colours.

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Contrast with bold elements

Here our pastel bunting has been paired with bold decor. These two design elements complement each other well and emphasise both the delicate pastel bunting and bright gold seating plan.

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Credit – Victoria Gray Photography

Match your environment

Our bride and groom have chosen pastel coloured flags here to accentuate the stormy atmosphere in north Scotland. Such an effective way to use pastel colours. They look quite vibrant against that moody background and create a stunning photo.

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Credit – Wonderful and Strange Photography

Now you have lots of inspiration to take away with you to make a pastel colour scheme work for any event. If you’d like more inspiration have a look at our pastel bunting gallery here. You can hire our pastel flags and bunting and get free delivery with our packages.