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Design inspiration: pastels

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For something unexpected, try out pastels in your next design. They can be soft, muted, clean—a nice way to warm up stark photography or give a website or app a friendlier feel.

From buildings coated with mint-green paint, to aquamarine oceans, these pastel-rich photographs are a great source for fresh color palette inspiration.

pastel inspiration

Photo by Emma Wood

Photo by John Greim

Photo by John Greim

Photo by Alex Bruce

Photo by Alex Bruce

Photo by Eric Dufour

Photo by Eric Dufour

Photo by David Ruiz

Photo by David Ruiz

Photo by Gary Bowers

Photo by Gary Bowers

Photo by Rodger Shagam

Photo by Rodger Shagam

Want to find more images like these? Our friends at ImageBrief created a Reverse Search Chrome Extension.

Have you already used pastels in a design? Tweet us a screenshot for a virtual high-five.

Author

Avril Delaney, Chief Content Editor at ImageBrief
Avril Delaney is Chief Content Editor at ImageBrief, an online platform where creatives from the world's largest advertising agencies, brands and publishers license images direct from insanely talented photographers. Find more of her work on ImageBrief’s blog.

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