5 awesome, non-Easter uses of pastels.

Lucy Nieboer

Pastel shades of brightly tinted hues mean springtime. Seeing the world through rose-colored glasses is just one more sign the temperatures are rising and the days getting longer. Bask in the pretty colors and soak up the sun — spring has sprung! 

1. Yelle singing in a pink world.

2. This cool blue ombre cake. 

3. Printed men's trousers — these are from Beautiful People's spring collection.

4. Prince's yellow guitar — now on display at the Smithsonian.

5. These beautiful shoes.