i would never call these pastels bashful. instead, they’re bright, perky and pretty darn playful. they’ve actually got an almost ‘playhouse’ vibe to them, and a distinctly Scandinavian slant. and the cool thing is, that achieving these looks can be as simple (and inexpensive) as a couple of cans of paint; some colorful textiles or pieces of art; or some fun and funky colored furniture. add that to a white base and you are good to go! companies like IKEA, ferm living and fine little day are perfect resources for attaining this colorful but stylish and very scandinavian look.