Pastel colors aren't for everyone. And when it comes to kitchens, it can be hard to incorporate the pale hues without making it look like you're throwing a perpetual baby shower. But, when done well, these light colors can work. Like, really work.
Just check out these oh-so-beautiful spring-y kitchens — they're the prettiest pastel examples we've found on all of the internet.
1. Pretty Pale Tiles
The patterned tiles in this cozy kitchen, featured on Style Files, are pale yet they still make a bold statement. Encaustic ceramic tiles like these (we love the Cement Tile Shop for similar options) will take on a gorgeous natural patina over time, allowing colors to get more beautiful with age. If you can't swing a complete floor remodel, get the look by installing them as a backsplash instead — you'll use fewer tiles, but still get the pretty factor.
See more: A Swedish Kitchen With Beautiful Tiles at Style Files
2. Pastel with Neon
This is the old studio space for Joy Cho and her Oh Joy! offices, designed by the one and only Emily Henderson. If you're worried that pastel colors will be too boring for you, try adding some fun with pops of neon, like you see here.
See more: Joy Cho's Grown-Up Candyland Kitchenette
3. A Candy-Colored Cottage
This kitchen, from London couple Gigi Eligoloff and her husband, John, hits the pastel trend from every angle. Oversized artwork acts almost like wall paint, the pink couch peeks in due to the open floor plan, and the teal and yellow chairs (a DIY-friendly project for you!) add an extra dose of color. Also, how cool is that pendant? You can shop for similar ones over at Barn Light Electric.
Tour the rest of the space: Gigi's Candy-Colored London Cottage at Apartment Therapy
4. Pastels and White
If you think this kitchen is sweet and pastel-y, just wait until you see the nearby dining room. In both rooms, all the white and whitewashed wood really helps make the pale colors stand out and look bolder than they actually are.
Look around: A Modern & Vintage London Maisonette at Apartment Therapy
5. A Peachy Keen Kitchen
Leela Cyd, a photographer (she frequently shoots for Kitchn!) and the author of the recent book Styling for Instagram, has seen plenty of kitchens during her career. So when she renovated her own space, she knew exactly what she did and didn't want. Top of the want list? Peachy pink cabinets. And because we know you're wondering: Yes, her husband loves them too.
6. A Minty Traditional Kitchen
Designer Garrison Hullinger paired minty cabinets with a super-traditional rug in this kitchen, proving that you can do pastel without making things look too sweet or girly.
See more: Thurman Street at Garrison Hullinger
7. Mature Baby Blue
This kitchen from 2LG Studio features cabinets in a beautiful baby blue that manage to look super sophisticated. We love the juxtaposition of the modern lines with the farmhouse sink and the industrial lighting.
See more: Kew Penthouse at 2LG studio
Which one of these is your favorite?