Whatever feelings or belief system you may have around the colour red, whether it be passion, strength, energy, or even good luck, red is undoubtedly a powerhouse when it comes to interior design. Due to its intensity, red is more manageable in smaller quantities, as room elements that accentuate rather than dominate. Using too much of this strong hue can easily swamp a scheme but with more focussed bursts, this colour can be used to zone and intensify areas within a room or open plan layout. With that said, here are three inspirational home interiors that employ bold red accents to create hotspots within white modern home interiors.

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Sugar pink accents sweeten the soft grey interior of this modern family home, where layers of geometric pattern layer in interest and energy. Visualised by Nata Bo, this is a precisely customised living space where bespoke cabinetry increases the usable area by bridging furniture, filling gaps and encasing corners. Uplifting colour accents and upbeat pattern build a playful vibe across this inviting interior, not least inside the kid’s room. In this space, pops of pink are swiftly switched out for a starry blue decor palette and a superhero theme, although the gusto for custom furniture remains. Stay with us till the end of the tour to gather some gloriously stylish small bathroom inspo too.

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Tranquil coastal views inspire the deep blue accent decor of this 120 square metre home design in Odessa, Ukraine, visualised by Estic design. Ocean blue accents, light wood and soft white prove soothing to the soul, whilst modern furniture builds clean and comfortable open plan living. Blue accent pillows pull in calming colour inspiration from the wide panorama along the living room and master bedroom, whilst in the blue bathroom, fixtures combine with colourful lighting to create an energised vibe. The kid’s room receives splashes of fresh blue in the shape of space themed wall decor, and a playful kid’s bed design with an integrated reading nook.

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Adding colour with an accent sofa is a solid way to give a neutral living room a fun focal point. These two home interiors have implemented the colourful sofa trend into modern living rooms that are stylishly simple, giving the hero piece its time to shine. These designs are also shining examples of home layouts under 70 square metres, with open plan lounge, kitchen, dining room combos, small home workspaces and stylish master suites. Inspirational layouts situate wide room entry points and glass wall room designs to instil a sense of added space and improved natural light flow. Floor plans included at the end of each tour.

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The colours we choose for our interiors can say a lot about our personalities: Dark, sombre and serious, vivid and vivacious, a monochrome minimalist. This 146 square metre home in Kyiv, Ukraine, is filled with a bright and playful palette that vibes with quirky displays of modern art. Designer Nadya Chabannaya has used green, blue, pink & yellow accent decor to energise kids’ rooms and adult living spaces alike. Common accent shades thread through each area but appear original and exciting as they’re used in new and eye catching ways. A cool grey backdrop softly soothes the space around punchy accent pieces, creating a balanced and harmonious scheme.

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