Is there a color that better embodies softness and joie de vivre than our favorite pastel shades? Having become a sure bet in decoration and fashion, these powdery shades are particularly captivating as spring approaches. And this is not surprising, given that nature itself is adorned with pretty pastel tones during this period of spring rebirth. And as life all around swarms in a feast of joy and color, our spirits are also uplifted. We automatically switch to a pastel wallpaper.
A winning combination – pink and pastel blue
What is a pastel color ?
Pastel colors are all the rage in our homes, wardrobes, and on social media. Clear, luminous and pale, these romantic hues are far from being limited to sky blue or powder pink. Yellow, lavender, salmon, sea green, the range is quite rich! And then there is also the degraded effect which transports us to the seventh chromatic sky. Thanks to Instagram in particular, pastel images have gained unparalleled popularity. And if we fall for these aesthetics that make you dream, it is quite natural to want to adopt them against the background of our screens. But before diving into our gallery of the most beautiful pastel wallpapers, find below a brief history of these charming tones..
The rich range of pastels in all their soft shades
From the small stick of colors to a fashion trend
Even before becoming a fad, pastels were a favorite art tool for children. But if we go even further, to discover the origins of these little colored sticks, we will have to go back to the 15th century. It was during this time that Leonardo da Vinci became the first to use pastels in art. However, this new form of artistic expression did not become popular until two centuries later, and saw its peak under the old regime. In the 18th century in particular, pastels made their entry into the royal court and more precisely into the wardrobe of Queen Marie Antoinette. The new fashion spread quickly and ended up influencing the Rococo style, so characteristic for its pastel opulence. The trend died down, however, once the winds of the French Revolution began to blow.
Marie Antoinette – queen of pastel
Pastel color in contemporary history
But since pastels are always where there is need for joy, they will come back up to date two centuries later, but this time in other countries. Very trendy in the 1920s (post-war years), these hues represent a breath of hope during one of the worst periods in American history. We are talking about this cumulative decade which will be crowned by the greatest economic crash of the 20th century, in particular the Great Depression..
In the 1950s, pastel colors were established as a real art of living. This time, however, they reflect a certain idyllic image of a booming American society. The houses dressed in pastel tones nurture this idea of life in pink that still inspires interior design today.
In the 80s, shortly after the revival of the art deco architecture of South Beach (Miami) in pastel code, a television series once again pushed the dull and luminous tones to the fore. The famous Miami Vice features a main character whose outfits are exclusively pastel.
The 80s and the madness of pale and bright colors
Pastel tones and pastel wallpaper – an up-to-date trend
Even today, the colors in question do not cease to fascinate us. A certain nostalgia for the 50s and 80s escapes, of course, but not only! In fashion, pastels give a fresh and stylish air that is neither too bland nor too garish. In decoration, these shades are a guarantee of a peaceful, relaxing and very versatile atmosphere. This is why pastels are a favorite choice in the bedroom and especially in the children’s bedroom.
However, even in our daily life, the fact of surrounding ourselves in pastel tempts us. Whether it’s the manicure, the notebook or even the wallpaper of your computer or laptop. Very pleasing to the eye, pastel shades reflect a certain sensitivity, kindness and softness of character, of which you could be proud. And do not especially believe all those who tell you that it sounds childish? No, it’s just too fancy and it’s you! A pastel-colored interior, a pretty drawing or illustration or a food or collection of pastel objects – choose your wallpaper image according to your interests. In the following lines you will find some ideas, so don’t hesitate to download them to embellish your own wallpaper and put you in a springtime mood..
Interior in pastel pink – a guarantee of elegance and femininity
Pastel fields – great idea for spring wallpaper for PC
A snowy landscape in pastel tones
Drawing romantic perfect for photo wallpaper
The Eiffel Tower and pastel balloons – what could be better !
Pastel swag girl illustration
Gradient effect pastel rainbow shell
Pineapple decoration in white, pink and pastel green
Pastel food – a new visual trend in food presentation
Pastel image for music lovers
Rainbow pattern made in pastel gradient
IPhone wallpaper for photography junkies
Pastel marshmallows to take you back to childhood