Colour makes a home feel cheerful and inviting. However, we often limit ourselves to just one or two accent hues in a conservative application. Reserved decor palettes are restful and safe but sometimes, you just have to break some boundaries! These four creative home interiors are shaped by the intuitive use of bright and contrasting colours, and don’t shy away from pattern and unusual paint effects either. We’ll discover a small open concept living space with a calculated clash of orange and green accent colours, a confidently coloured lounge with an artistically painted TV wall, a colour-blocked abode with pink panache in the bedroom, and an elegant apricot infused city pad.

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The arch trend translates into many different decor styles, from colourful and modern to monochrome and classic, from cheap and cheerful to all out luxurious. In this 85.5 square metre home concept for the “Yasnyi” Apartment complex in Moscow, it’s all gone sublimely high-end. Bureau Slovo have utilised the graceful archway theme to bring bold beauty to this interior concept, through chic rounded wall mouldings, darkly colour blocked arched doorways and a myriad of shape matched accessories. The home is an elegant and peaceful haven awash with neutral tones, alongside soft muted green accents to enhance and uplift the main living spaces and an inspirational kids room with a play loft.

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Black, white, grey and gold accent decor, meets simple minimalist style in this sophisticated 75 square metre interior in Kyiv, Ukraine. Designed by Mooseberry Design Group, this inspiring space has an easy elegance. A semi-formal appeal that is both upmarket and downplayed makes this home approachable whilst impressive. Unusual decor accents are scattered around in subtle spots that do not demand attention, yet provide little Easter eggs of fascinating design and intriguing art. Furniture is chic and lightweight, encouraging the eye to wander freely through open framework and slimline supports. A tour of lean layouts and elegantly appointed living spaces with nonchalant flair.

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Green, peach and blue are the focus of these three small home interior designs, each cut through with natural wood tone. The spaces are snug, measuring just under 40 square metres, but the decor is airy and welcoming. One decor scheme gains colour and quirky character through eye catching wall murals and a copper accent kitchen design, whilst the other two flirt with colour through furniture accents. These homes and their floor plans present inspiration for open flow living, plus a light sharing glass bedroom design and a cosy sleeping niche. Stylish entryway components make the most of short hallways and compact bathrooms are conquered with custom solutions.

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Red and blue accents thread an appealing upbeat vibe through light modern interiors. The vibrancy is contagious, lifting the mood of those who would live there or just come to visit. Interiors with richness and solidity of colour communicate warmth and strength of character, keeping the eye moving and the mind guessing. Take a look at these two takes on the theme, from a totally unique space with custom made pieces, to a stylishly “off the peg” studio design. Two different approaches on two different budgets, but both with bold aspirations. Let us know whether you’d go the extra mile and sink the money, or if you’d celebrate pieces already ripe for the picking.

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