Enchantment in Stockholm



Number 17 in Stockholm (found here via Pinterest), has an almost magical look. Don’t you just wonder what is behind that door? The architecture is magnificent but it is the enchanting blend of pale pinks and lavenders that give it a fairytale quality. Even the bricks have a purple hue. Maybe it’s the light in Stockholm that makes these colors so stunning.

Combining pastels of lavender and pink can be challenging. If you aren’t careful it can look like an Easter basket, or birthday party, or a little girl’s dress. So today I’m featuring this lovely photo to show it can be done. Even though you may not have an entryway like this,  you can use this palette as color inspiration.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® can deliver a similar color scheme because her pinks and purples are delightfully muted and not garish. Use Antoinette,  Emile and  Paloma, layering and mixing, to create a  sophisticated and magical blend of lavenders and pale pinks in your home decor.

For more inspiration to use soft pastels, see my posts, Modern Gustavian by Wisteria, Passionette Purple  and  Secretaire Extraordinaire.



Oh Leslie, I get such a relaxed feeling when I look at this photo. I did try to find in on Pintrest but it says there is no page. The colours you have chosen are awsome! I have been thinking of doing a tray for a soft lavender coloured bedroom and I think these colours would totally work. I want to find a stencil that reads in french the word lavender to put on the tray. I also just bought a couple of wooden doll cradles for my grand kids that I am going to paint and give them for Easter. I want to make a bunny rabbit to put inside the cradles. I think these colours would be just beautiful. Thanks again Leslie you are remarkable!

Leslie Stocker

you are so sweet. you make my day when you comment.Have a Happy Holiday,


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