Move over gray, you’ve had your moment. We’re ready for something more cheerful but equally chic. Enter today’s pastels. These aren’t the candy-colored hues of kids’ rooms and Easter eggs, but rather earthier, more sophisticated shades reminiscent of charming Scandinavian design. Ironically, the trick to creating this grown-up palette is tinging pure pastels with a hint of, you guessed it, gray. To see these pastels in action, check out some of these rooms.

1. Facetted glass bowls,

$70-$260, Glass House, SLC

2. Cement side table,

$3,500, ABC Carpet & Home, 

ombré pastels

3. Guapa leather arm chair,

$899, San Francisco Design, SLC

pastels collection

4. Pebble Affinity silk pillow,

127, Alice Lane Home Collection, SLC

Throw pillow with pastels

5. Visconti fountain pen,

$289 and notebook, $8, Tabula Rasa, SLC

marble pastels notebook

6. Lampert Lounger,

starting at $2,695, Jonathan Adler,

Pastel office chair

7. Star votives,

$10 each, Cactus & Tropicals, SLC

Pastel glassees

8. Winchester Tile ceramic 5-inch tiles, $17.75 sq. ft., Inside Out Architecturals, SLC

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Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.