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5 ways to inject colour into your interiors

5 ways to inject colour into your interiors

Don't underestimate what a little colour can bring to your home. Adding a considered pop here and there can be positively transformative, as these inspiring ideas reveal

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

While neutrals have their place and work perfectly as a base, adding colour can take your interiors to the next level. Whether you gravitate towards bold primary colours or soft pastel hues, colour can elevate the mood, bring a sense of warmth and personalise the space you live in. From a rug to a work of art, a feature wall, piece of statement furniture, or even some indoor greenery, colour can have a major impact on how your home looks and feels.

The Old Clare Hotel by Tappati Rugs and Carpets | Photography by Lisa Zhu

Soft furnishings

Soft furnishings such as rugs, cushions and curtains can bring colour and character to a room. Take note of the existing colours in the space, and consider whether you’d like the new furnishings to complement the current scheme for a subtle finish, or add contrast and really make an impact. At The Old Clare Hotel, brightly coloured rugs, red sofas and accent cushions stand out against crisp white walls and bedlinen. Keep in mind that rugs and other soft furnishings absorb sound, so they’re a great way to soften the acoustics of your space, too.

Toorak House by Rosanna Ceravolo | Photography by Christine Francis


Art can be a great long-term investment, so take the time to thoroughly consider which styles and colours you love, and look for a work with a story that speaks to you. A large piece of art can be a focal point in the room, while smaller works invite guests to venture closer to discover all the details. If you fall in love with a piece of art for its colours, don’t hold back on redecorating the whole room to complement it. Pick out a couple of colours in the artwork and feature them in the room in the form of accessories, cushions or rugs. At Toorak House, above, the large, colourful painting is eye-catching against a white wall, while the colours tie in nicely with the dark kitchen table, brass light fitting and touches of green.

Back House by Studio Roam | Photography by Jack Lovel

At Studio Roam's Back House, dark, earthy colours in the painting complement the deep red walls, evidence that the right piece of art can work beautifully when layered on an existing feature wall.

Prunus Blue wallpaper by Borastapeter

Feature wall

From wallpaper to a mural, or even a tiled design, a feature wall can provide a burst of colour, and be an expression of your personality. Patterned wallpaper can make a space feel alive and inviting: in this kitchen, a busy blue print pairs nicely with the brass tapware, bright pendant, and cabinetry in a complementary olive green.

Fragment Macro Stone by Stone3

A stone or tiled wall can elevate and enrich a space. In the dining room above, Fragment Macro Stone by Stone3 makes for a sophisticated feature wall. The black ceiling, statement lighting feature and modern dining table create a cohesive theme throughout the space.

Strips Sofa by Space Furniture

Statement furniture

Statement furniture is an easy way to inject colour to a room – whether that means a subtle but refined piece of furniture, or something bright and bold. The pale terracotta-toned Strips Sofa by Space Furniture ties in beautifully with the soft grey hues of the living room above, whilst introducing some welcome colour.

Sunshine Beach House by Sealand Architects | Photography by Jared Fowler and Emma Bourne


Indoor plants have grown in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. They can bring a gorgeous pop of green to your living space (look how much a thriving monstera plant adds to the inviting living area at Sunshine Beach House) and contribute a sense of calm and connection to nature. If you need another reason to bring a little of the outside in, remember that they clean and freshen up the air in indoor spaces.

Written by Madeline Sarich

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