Feel on holiday at home by bringing a touch of seaside nostalgia to a room.

Far from the navy stripes of traditional coastal themes, this season has seen pastel colours in ice cream shades take over interiors to create beautiful spaces inspired by British seaside towns.

Sugary sweet pastels are no longer restricted to children’s nursery’s and shades of pink, green and blues are popping up in all rooms from kitchens to lounges and hallways. These ‘gelato’ inspired colours add a pretty and feminine style to your home but paired with bright white walls and accessories in natural materials still look extremely modern. Adding dreamy paintings or scenic photographs, and accessorising with shells, driftwood or pebbles finishes the theme off and gives it the seaside flavour. This can be a sophisticated style with a sprinkle of fun, perfect for a study or smaller room where you might be willing to try something a bit more adventurous.

We know not everyone will want to try a sherbet scheme but using pastel shades on the floor contrasts perfectly with crisp white walls or sunbleached furniture and gives a fresh look to a room. Our Padstow series embraces classic tailoring styles of gingham, polkadots and houndstooth and updates these traditional duotone textile patterns with a contemporary colour palette to keep it modern and flexible. Jodie Hatton, Creative Designer for Brintons says: “These patterns recur time and again as they offer enduring style and endless versatility. Gingham and polkadots particularly are a keynote of warmer weather, often returning each season alongside florals as both a wardrobe and interiors staple.” This style isn’t just for summer though as soft and muted shades make a home into a sanctuary that you can relax and unwind in. If you’d prefer to try a plain carpet within this theme, take a look at our Bell Twist range and choose from our selection of pastel tones. If you want the walls to hold the colour instead of the floors then a grey Bell Twist could also be your answer, not only a great companion to other neutral shades but it also has the power to balance out, bold accent colours.

Statement staircases and entrance halls are perfect to create impact when guests arrive to your home and the chic playful pattern of our Padstow Candy Spot creates an uplifting mood in this space.

Carpets to create this look