Pastels were big in the late 80′s and early 90′s. Even Don Johnson on Miami Vice wore pastel colored suits and shirts. Today, it seems that pastel color palettes are making somewhat of a comeback and it’s exciting to see how designers are implementing pastels in their work.

Pastels are often seen as milky or desaturated and has a soft contrast. These properties often gives designs an ethereal and soft aesthetic that is very difficult to schieve in fully saturated color palettes. Pastels are subtler and softer and quieter.

Have a look at some great stationery designs we found by some great designers. You might find these inspiring for your next design projects.

Amperian by UFHO

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Badaboom

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Leader Branding and Identity by Lotta Niemenen

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La Plata by Anagrama

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Capicua Branding and Identity by Anagrama

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Maeven by Lotta Niemenen

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La Violeta by Anagrama

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T4 Turban by Anagrama

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Village Coffee by Studio Caserne

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Woven Laine by Studio Mast

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R7 Partners by Studio Mast

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Huddle Co by Studio Mast

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Beautified by Lotta Niemenen

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Chippd Greeting Cards by Verena Michelitsch

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Onogrit Branding and Identity by Onogrit

ONOGRIT Designstudio

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60 Degree

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Lucky 21 by Blok Design

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Devona by Hinterland

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Holiday Cards by Joseph Veazey

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Andree Daisley by Sebastian Bednarek

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