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An explosion of colour in our homes

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Rainbows: a forever fascinating element of mother nature for adults and children alike. Who does not run to the window when a rainbow peeks through the clouds? A smile can be found on our faces and our bodies are instantly filled with happiness.. but why? Colour fillsour lives with joy when reflected by nature, so why not add it into our homes too? Most of us are reluctant to paint colourful walls, thinking it will turn out to be an incorrect, permanent decision. The neutral white or beige is often more prominent in our rooms, with red and yellow usually being reserved for the more daring. Here, at homify, we want to encourage the less adventurous readers to brighten up their homes. How? With these fun and lively furniture and accessories in all the colours of the rainbow!

The lounge

The gourmet lovers out there naturally love macarons. However, more than their taste, we love them for the exciting range of colours they come in. As of now, these original sweets of French origin will mean not only a pleasure for the palate, but also to our sight and touch. Li-ving Design Studio has created these fantastic stools inspired by the biscuit. Why not add a touch of colour and originality to our rooms with this sweet three-legged chair?

Ray of light

Another interesting way to add colour to a room is with tones created by a light source! Hanging from the ceiling is this map which is emotional, irrational and romantic in its design.

The dining room

A simple way to introduce colour into the dining room or the kitchen is through chairs. Giordy is the name of this series of chairs and stools, whose colours evoke the charm night, sunset, sunrise and the rainbow.

The lobby

If your lobby is a small, dark area which serves only as storage space, then you need to seek a better alternative to give your opening space a better feeling of homlyness . An explosion of colours on the wall can be a really warm hug to say ’Welcome home!’ or to camouflage your crazily decorated bike!

The study

 Living room by

Kartell FL/Y

The study is the one space in our homes that more susceptible to boredom than any other. Not only because study or work takes place there, but because we are not trained to implement crazy colour schemes into these spaces. However, without distracting you, these lamps add a pop of colour and a dash of interest to a totally white space.

Storage solutions

 Living room by homify

Regalsystem Alma (DIY)


If we take a step further forward from just lighting and look into bigger objects, why not try a coloured shelf? This example shows not only an object that can be purchased, but if you have the time, this is a great example of DIY inspiration for the handy folk out there. With only a few tools, most of which you would already have at home, are required to make this custom piece of furniture.

The bedroom

Patterned sheets, blankets or even carpets are a great addition to any room. Here, you can play with all or just one of the textures and patterns when creating an overall look. There are no rules anymore when it comes to mixing and matching colour ways, so, let your creative side take hold and clash as many patterns and colours as your heart desires!

For more colourful interior design ideas see ’Patchwork paradise and Coloured office furniture’.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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