Pantone named Honeysuckle (PANTONE 18-2120) colour of the year for 2011. This reddish pink colour is an uplifting dynamic colour that gives any room a burst of energy. You can use Honeysuckle to add intense elegance to a living room, or make a statement with it in the kitchen. This powerful and upbeat colour provides interior spaces with a lively flair.
Red is a colour that some people find too overpowering for their living rooms. But it can be a very contemporary and elegant colour scheme against a white or light beige background. These living room designs give you some ideas on how to use red effectively.
Yellow can be a powerful yet soothing colour for a living room. You can use it to highlight a white background with cheerful results, or use it against black to enhance the elegance of a room. It also goes well with purple, or you can use it with light green to create a sunny atmosphere.
Danish designer Soren Rose creates contemporary interiors with a tongue-in-cheek approach. The designer uses colours with economy in these contemporary settings, bringing the rooms to life without overwhelming them. Splashes of colour highlight the plain or white backdrop and instantly add personalities to the interiors.
Rooms with bright happy colours will not only keep children entertained, but they are also expressions of their personalities. These colourful cheery children’s bedrooms by Italian company Colombini are practical, fun and expressive all at once.