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Design inspiration: pastels

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Avril Delaney  •  Aug 14, 2015
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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.

Photo by Emma Wood
Photo by John Greim
Photo by Alex Bruce
Photo by Eric Dufour
Photo by David Ruiz
Photo by Gary Bowers
Photo by Rodger Shagam

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

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