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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You may only have 50 square metres, or less, to play with but you want a stylishly chilled modern vibe. No problem. These two spatially challenged contemporary home interiors offer just the perfect spark of inspiration to get you started on your quest of quality over quantity. Take a look at how these two layouts overcome their limits by use of stylish furniture choices, cosy accents, and accessories that truly add a certain something to the compact space rather than just take away from it. We’ll also see a selection of lightly muted colour palettes that still have a good dose of oomph, because who said that small spaces have to be boring, right?

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When there’s not a lot of space to work with, putting the creative polish on interior design becomes all the more essential. Each square metre of space must be considered for storage and for style. It becomes imperative to pair back to what is relevant, and what negatively disrupts the sense of space. As we tour these four modern home designs under 40 square metres, it becomes clear that a sleek minimalist aesthetic is useful though not limiting in colour palette. We discover how the neoclassical style translates into compact living spaces and how even the tiniest living quarters can feel like a fresh summer holiday.

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If orange is your colour, then we certainly have a juicy treat for you. These four bright home designs feature tangerine, pumpkin and apricot accents in no small measures. Bold murals, textured feature walls and hero furniture pieces combine to make orange decor schemes that are characterful and energised. To go alongside the eye-catching colour scheme, a stylish circle theme runs on through too. Rounded motifs are painted onto walls and modern artwork, and feature within furniture silhouettes, lighting designs and decorative mirrors. The colour and shape themes build interiors that strike a light of inspiration that will burn on in memory and imagination for a long while to come.

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Clashing blue and yellow accents creates bounce in modern interiors, whether the tones used are bright or subdued. These three home designs explore the spectrum of this trend with a bunch of other design tricks thrown in to create a unique spin. Our first tour is an example of how to effectively subdue summery hues without losing any of the punch. Next, we observe a deeper part of the spectrum with a teaming of mustard and prussian blue, shook up with energetic black and white elements. Finally, we finish off with an upmarket studio apartment that employs golden elements to build undeniable luxe around plush blue and sunflower infusions.

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