Ten colourful living rooms that make a statement with bold hues

Flamingo pink partitions in a Greek seaside apartment and a living place in Italy defined by key colors attribute in our most up-to-date lookbook, which collects vibrant dwelling rooms that are built to stand out.

From the pastel colour palette used in a Tokyo dwelling to the clash of reds and greens seen in an Athens apartment, these 10 residing rooms from across the planet are outlined by their colourful interiors.

Though using powerful colours in a living room can seem to be like an daunting prospect, these illustrations demonstrate how even just a number of splashes of colour can generate a hotter ambiance and do the job as a contrast towards standard white walls.

This is the hottest in our lookbooks series, which provides visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For far more inspiration see earlier lookbooks showcasing brutalist interiors, terrazzo eateries and residential atriums.


Picture is by Prue Ruscoe

Polychrome Property, Australia, by Amber Highway and Lymesmith

Pops of colour aspect in each individual space of Polychrome House, a 1960s residence in Sydney that was renovated by architecture studio Amber Road and color consultants Lymesmith.

“Shiny most important colours, which were being layered through the inside, grew to become the heartbeat of the joyful encounter we had been all dedicated to generating,” Amber Highway co-director Yasmine Ghoniem informed Dezeen.

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Waterfront Nikis Apartment by Stamatios Giannikis
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Waterfront Nikis Apartment, Greece, by Stamatios Giannikis

Flamingo pink walls and accents just take centre phase in the residing home of Waterfront Nikis Apartment, a Greek seaside dwelling set inside of a 1937 detailed artwork deco developing.

Architect Stamatios Giannikis paired a neon-pink hammock with a gentle fluffy rug and rosy plant pots in the dwelling home that overlooks the sea.

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Nagatachō Apartment by Adam Nathaniel Furman
Picture is by Jan Vranovsky

Nagatachō Apartment, Japan, by Adam Nathaniel Furman

Designer Adam Nathaniel Furman utilized a sugar-sweet colour palette to liven up a Tokyo apartment he renovated for a retired expat pair.

Situated reverse the open up-plan kitchen area, the put together living area and eating space features a plush lilac carpet that was preferred to contrast a daring green and blue chair and footrest, which Furman reported “has the experience of sponge cake and appears like icing”.

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Levine by Hendricks Churchill
Photograph is by Tim Lenz

Connecticut household, Usa, by Hendricks Churchill

American agency Hendricks Churchill sought to incorporate the aesthetic of a regular farmhouse with more modern day facts at this Connecticut house.

Dusty blue cabinetry satisfies reddy orange home furniture in the home’s residing room though a textured blue rug was placed on neutral wood floorboards.

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Trevi House apartment in Rome designed by Studio Venturoni
Picture is by Michele Bonechi

Trevi Dwelling, Italy, by Studio Venturoni

Thick bands of terracotta and sand-coloured paint wrap about the partitions of Trevi Property, a a person-bed room apartment in Rome that is outlined by warm, earthy hues.

The living home features a contrasting rectilinear blue and product rug, which is positioned beneath a assertion outsized sculpture, reminiscent of traditional marble statues.

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Julliana Camargo
Photograph is by Maira Acayaba

The Karine Vilas Boas Apartment, Brazil, by Studio Julliana Camargo

A substantial rug with a vibrant geometric pattern by Portuguese model Punto e Filo options in the dwelling room of this substantial condominium in downtown São Paulo.

Studio Julliana Camargo placed a crescent-formed pink sofa and vivid green armchairs all-around the rug, emphasising its bold, technicolour physical appearance.

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Trikoupi apartment by Point Supreme
Photograph is by Yannis Drakoulidis

Trikoui apartment, Greece, by Stage Supreme Architects

Neighborhood company Point Supreme Architects built this vibrant Athens apartment to include a one open-system place combining the dwelling, dining and kitchen area areas.

To make up for the absence of partition partitions, the apartment includes vibrant crafted-in personalized furnishings to aid delineate spaces, such as a stained-environmentally friendly plywood storage wall and a desk with a vivid red best.

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House for Booklovers and Cats by BFDO Architects
Image is by Francis Dzikowski

Property for Booklovers and Cats, United states, by BFDO Architects

American studio BFDO Architects added splashes of pink, orange and blue to the living area of Residence for Booklovers and Cats, a Brooklyn home created to consist of many nooks for a pair of shy cats to retreat to.

A higgledypiggledy bookshelf showcasing brightly painted alcoves was created into one particular of the room’s walls, which was built to house the owners’ intensive reading through selection.

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Retroscena apartment renovation by La Macchina Studio
Photo is by Paolo Fusco

Retroscena, Italy, by La Macchina Studio

Retroscena is a unique 1950s apartment renovation in Rome, accomplished by Italian architecture workplace La Macchina Studio to expose the home’s original terrazzo floors.

Major colours have been celebrated in the inside structure, where by the residing home can be screened off by a yellow curtain and is decorated with a round crimson wall hanging and a squidgy blue sofa.

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Husos Arquitectos Madrid apartment
Image is by José Hevia

Madrid condominium, Spain, by Husos Arquitectos

Playful lime inexperienced deck chairs and bold yellow and orange accents function in the large living room of this Madrid apartment by Spanish studio Husos Arquitectos.

Even though its plywood-board cabinetry and pinewood flooring necessarily mean that organic hues dominate in the room, the studio painted some of the cabinets in lively colours to brighten up the wooden.

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