Bright colours instantly imbue a room with sass and personality. While it may be tempting to go wild with rainbow shades and bold patterns, remember that there should be a method to the madness. Experiment with different patterns, but limit it to one or two that repeat throughout the theme. Likewise, for colour, balance things out with some neutrals for breathing room.

Clockwise from top left:

  1. Anglepoise x Paul Smith Type 75 desk lamp, price upon enquiry, from Made&Make.
  2. Cone Chair by Verner Panton, price upon enquiry, from Vitra.
  3. Voyage Immobile, price upon enquiry, from Roche Bobois Paris.

Clockwise from top left:

  1. Paper Cupboard Patchwork, price upon enquiry, from Space Furniture.
  2. Marble enamel set in lemon cream, from $35, from Living DNA.
  3. Gushka wool rug, price upon enquiry, from Woodvibesonly.

From the Expert

Stick to not more than four colours so as not to overwhelm the eye. To balance out a colourful palette, use shades like whites, greys, and earth tones.

Shermaine Ong, MOW Interior