Patriotic decorating means different things to different people. Dislike bold color? Pastels can be a bit of a gutsy move when it comes to decorating for a patriotic holiday, but I feel that subtle statements are always best. I’m a flag waving patriot as much as the next guy and I will be hanging that American flag proudly on our front porch. When it comes to the inside of my home, I prefer pastels and I wanted to share what I’ve put together to inspire you.
Why Patriotic Decorating Doesn’t Have To Be Bold
My version of red, white and blue is softer and I’m good with that. I’ve opted for blush or peach…which is red in the color wheel spectrum with lots of white mixed in to tone it down. Some more of the stunning David Austin roses that I’ve been sharing with you are in a vintage French pickle jar that just happens to be aqua.
Aqua is a pastel version of the mix of blue, green and white when you are painting and I’ve taken my blue cue from that. On my bottle drying rack I have a collection of vintage and authentic French yogurt jars on display. I sometimes keep this tucked away in a cupboard in the laundry room and bring out the jars to use as juice glasses. I love it when I can think of new ways to utilize old objects and repurpose them!
Soft pastel romantic color that lets the light shine through, even on this dark photographic day.
A chair switcheroo as I shopped my own home for white chairs to put at the dining table and they’ll stay there for at least a couple of weeks. So that is the white…and now we have a defiant mix of “red, white and blue” that fits into my world well.