It's no secret that I haven't been a big fan of pastels. Being raised around shuffle-board and palm trees left me a little scarred. Besides, what place do pastels have outside Resort towns and Easter anyway?
Surprisingly, my affection for this color family emerged from an unlikely place: The Street!
Overlapped and sun bleached, on the street these colors seem new and youthful.
I'm not sure why we associate these colors with things of a delicate nature. I'm almost positive when someone says "you look a little green" that's a pastel.
I think it's time to start playing with Pastels outside the norm.
"Gum wall" Pike St. Market back alley
Above color names from Left to Right: Sherbert, Lemon, Mint, Spearmint, Bubble-gum
"Untitled" Wheat-paste paper on building. Williamsburg, Brooklyn