Words that I wouldn't use to describe myself or my designs are: sweet, soft, dainty, but these words are regularly used to describe pastels. So one would think that I wouldn't typically use pastel paint colors in my designs.
You're right, pastels are not usually my go-to. However I do like a pastel with a little kick. A little sour with my sweet (like Sour Patch Kids) and a little quirk in that dainty. A little tang in that green, a bit of fire in that pink, a touch of anarchy in yellow. You get my point.
Here are my selections for pastels that are the right combination of sweet and kick-ass.
PEACH PARFAIT 2175-70
LEMON SORBET 2019-60
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT PASTELS?