Shabby chic has a timeless feel to it. On traditional painted surfaces there would be many coats of paint layered and worn over the years leaving a naturally ‘distressed’ effect.
Matching colours and fabrics tend to be neutral or pastels such as sky blue or rose pink, occasionally with vintage floral patterns
Interior decorators consider shabby chic a soft and relaxed style that comes across as warm and inviting. It can also lean towards ‘rustic’ with deeper or richer colours being used.