Feeling fatigued from using neutrals and monochrome palettes? Us too. It's time to go against the grain, inject a bit of colour in our homes to give it a more vibrant personality.
But choosing the right tone can be really tricky; the wrong combination or an imbalance of hues, and you're on your way to being labeled as 'tacky'. Don't worry though - You can learn a thing or two from the pros. With colourful, eye-catching interiors, these 8 projects have perfected the art of colour-coordination.
1. Pastels, Please
There's something almost innocent and child-like about this space. Maybe its the home's palette of pastel blues, greens and yellows, which remind us of bright, carefree times in our childhood.
While three colours are definitely a crowd, white accents, from the furnishings and decor help to balance hues out. Note how these colours are also weaved into every aspect of the home, from the baby blue TV console to the dining table inlaid with tiles of the same colour scheme.
Interior Designer: Poetus
2. Indian Summer
This is what a Holi festival would look like if translated into a home. As vivid as coloured powders used in the festival, punches of blue, sunny yellow and turquoise permeate the walls, even to the smallest decor pieces, creating a striking look that's homely and unique.
Furnishings came in smooth, Scandinavian shapes, helping to convey a modern look on what could have been a garish colour scheme. Add in a traditional rattan stool and ukelele, and we can imagine lazy days strumming by a beach hut in Goa.
Interior Designer: Make Room
Location: Farrer Road
3. Dream Dollhouse
The stuff of every girl's dreams, this roomy HDB flat is transformed into a real-life Barbie dollhouse! An avid doll collector, the homeowner was inspired to use a spectrum of rosy tones to evoke a feminine flair.
Plush, Victorian-style furniture in regal purples and hot pinks further highlight that pretty, doll-like look; Meanwhile, black was used to outline the walls and fixtures, giving the space a grown-up, French-boudoir feel.
Interior Designer: Vegas Interior Design
Location: The Pinnacle @ Duxton
4. Oriental Rouge
While it isn't uncommon to see reds being used in Asian homes, this home is an exceptional standout. A stately, rich shade of crimson paint is applied throughout the spacious communal area, defining the space with an opulent air.
By complementing the solid wall colour with various textures, such as the varnished woods and intricate Turkish rugs, visual depth is brought to the otherwise flat colour scheme. Meanwhile, clean contemporary furnishings, like the white sofa add an eclectic twist into the decor.
Interior Designer: Nest Spatial
Location: Sin Ming
5. Crayola Craze
Most of us must have at some point in time, begged our parents to buy an insane 120-colour Crayola set to complete our colouring collection. Adopting the same more-is-more mentality, this multi-hued home is so jam-packed with colour, it deserves a spot in a Pantone or Delux catalog!
What is the secret to balancing all these cheery hues? The key is in making sure whatever colourful features is matched with the same amount of muted neutrals or whites. Also, keep it simple with uncomplicated furniture in clean lines, and let those vibrant colours speak for themselves.
Interior Designer: Free Space Intent
Location: Chai Chee
6. Graphic Buzz
Okay, you have a dilemma - Bright, brilliant colours are too in-your-face for your tastes, but a muted palette is too dull. Here's the perfect middle ground; Make use of graphic patterns to draw visual interest and still give your wall a pop of colour through pastel shades!
Take notes from this home - The feature walls in both the living area and bedroom blend well with the home's overall Scandinavian aesthetic, eliciting an edgy, London-loft touch.
Interior Designer: Co. Prozfile Design
Location: Bedok Reservoir
7. Hello, Yellow
Your home doesn't have to look like a rainbow in order to be 'colourful'. Sometimes, all you need is one outstanding colour to highlight an entire space, like this apartment in Yishun.
Applying a vivid shade of yellow in graphic strokes, the walls instantly grab a viewer's attention, becoming this home's most defining feature. It also helps that the mellow woods and warm lighting flood the entire space in a tinge of amber.
Interior Designer: The Association
8. Kinder Surprise!
No doubt, a white-washed backdrop is the perfect canvas for incorporating a splash of colour. Pop-art colours abound, as furniture in saturated yellows, blues and reds dot about the pristine living area.
However, its business in the front and a riot party inside the individual bedrooms; The white corridors actually belie a shock of sapphire blue, peeking out through the children's rooms and providing a pleasant surprise.
Interior Designer: The Local INN.terior
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