11 Colorful Homes that are Fun and Sophisticated

We all know that neutrals are timeless, but color can completely transform a home by creating a vibrant and varied interior.
Whether you prefer bold or pastel shades (or a mix of both) incorporating different hues will instantly add interest and personality to space. This can be achieved in a variety of simple ways including painting the walls, adding a statement rug, artwork, or furniture.
If you’d like to inject your home with some color, take inspiration from these 11 vibrant spaces that are equal parts playful and sophisticated.

With its rich, lustrous colours of ruby, emerald and sapphire, sheen and luscious textures, this [elegant home](https://www.homestolove.com.au/1920s-california-bungalow-glamorous-makeover-11905|target="_blank") updated by Alexandra Donohoe Church of Decus Interiors is like a jewellery box, packed with surprises and treats to tease the eye.
Photographer: Anson Smart | Belle

With its rich, lustrous colors of ruby, emerald and sapphire, sheen, and luscious textures, this elegant home updated by Alexandra Donohoe Church of Decus Interiors is like a jewelry box, packed with surprises and treats to tease the eye.

Rugs, Floor Pillows, Throw Pillows, Rectangular Pillows, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, Blackout Curtains, Throw Blankets, Coffee Mugs, Coasters, Serving Trays, Wall Hangings.
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Beautiful blues and graphic design set the scene in this [colourful Melbourne home](https://www.homestolove.com.au/edwardian-house-interior-colours-19813|target="_blank"). The original fireplace had been removed so Lauren Li of Sisällä Interior Design, reinstated it along with ornate cornices as a nod to the Edwardian architecture.
Photographer: Tess Kelly | real living

Beautiful blues and graphic design set the scene in this colorful Melbourne home. The original fireplace had been removed so Lauren Li of Sisällä Interior Design, reinstated it along with ornate cornices as a nod to the Edwardian architecture.

This [Italianate villa](https://www.homestolove.com.au/restored-19th-century-villa-20488|target="_blank") in bayside Melbourne had seen better days but, thanks to a thoughtful makeover, it's set for a fine future. A colourful chandelier, navy grasscloth wallpaper and coral dining chairs are a modern take on Victorian interior style.
Photographer: Nicole England | Design: Shelley Penn, Don Gallagher, Jacquie Pask and Kerryn Paolone | Australian House & Garden

This Italianate villa in bayside Melbourne had seen better days but, thanks to a thoughtful makeover, it’s set for a fine future. A colorful chandelier, navy grasscloth wallpaper, and coral dining chairs are a modern take on Victorian interior style.

This [playful house](https://www.homestolove.com.au/prudence-olivieri-home-21346|target="_blank"), which owner Prudence describes as "mid-century modern inspired" is as refined and contemporary as it is joyful. The home is brought to life with a collection of art, a mix of her own works and pieces she and partner Damian have collected throughout their relationship.
Photographer: Lisa Cohen | Stylist: Beck Simon | real living

This playful house, which owner Prudence describes as “mid-century modern inspired” is as refined and contemporary as it is joyful. The home is brought to life with a collection of art, a mix of her own works, and pieces she and partner Damian have collected throughout their relationship.

Rugs, Floor Pillows, Throw Pillows, Rectangular Pillows, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, Blackout Curtains, Throw Blankets, Coffee Mugs, Coasters, Serving Trays, Wall Hangings.
Labor Day Sale: 30% Off Everything

Throughout this [modernist home](https://www.homestolove.com.au/a-modernist-home-with-a-maximalist-interior-6555|target="_blank"), rich textures and pops of colour add warmth and interest. "The living area is like a jewellery box, with the teal velvet sofas, the gold-leaf accessories and the rich, deep silk rug," designer Justine Hugh-Jones says. Sapphire blue chairs in the adjoining dining area heighten the effect.
Photographer: Anson Smart | Stylist: Steve Cordony | Belle

Throughout this modernist home, rich textures and pops of color add warmth and interest. “The living area is like a jewelry box, with the teal velvet sofas, the gold-leaf accessories and the rich, deep silk rug,” designer Justine Hugh-Jones says. Sapphire blue chairs in the adjoining dining area heighten the effect.

Sun Shades, Outdoor Floor Cushions, Sling Chairs, Folding Stools, Picnic Blankets, Welcome Mats, Can Coolers, Yoga Mat, Beach Towels.
Labor Day Sale: 30% Off Everything

Packed with storage and practical features, the compact, considered [home of interior architect Sophie Bowers](https://www.homestolove.com.au/small-apartment-design-ideas-20593|target="_blank") is an absolute treat. Sophie has transformed the compact sunroom into a cosy nook styled with cushions from LRNCE and Annie Coop.
Photographer: Maree Homer | Stylist: Jono Fleming | Inside Out

Packed with storage and practical features, the compact, considered the home of interior architect Sophie Bowers is an absolute treat. Sophie has transformed the compact sunroom into a cozy nook styled with cushions from LRNCE and Annie Coop.

Rugs, Floor Pillows, Throw Pillows, Rectangular Pillows, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, Blackout Curtains, Throw Blankets, Coffee Mugs, Coasters, Serving Trays, Wall Hangings.
Labor Day Sale: 30% Off Everything

Colour and charm feature in equal measure in this bright and breezy [Byron home](https://www.homestolove.com.au/coastal-cottage-byron-bay-20442|target="_blank") belonging to a creative couple and their kids.The couple's builder custom-made barn doors to close off the studio's bedroom. A bright artwork by Miranda Skoczek and Tigmi Trading rug provide playful splashes of colour.
Photographer: Nikole Ramsay | real living

Colour and charm feature in equal measure in this bright and breezy Byron home belonging to a creative couple and their kids.
The couple’s builder custom-made barn doors to close off the studio’s bedroom. A bright artwork by Miranda Skoczek and Tigmi Trading rug provides playful splashes of color.

Get the Look: Throw PillowsPillow Shams, Rectangular Pillows, Duvet Covers, Comforters, Throw Blankets, Blackout Curtains.

Warm, textural minimalism of this [modernist mansion's](https://www.homestolove.com.au/modernist-mansion-toorak-21774|target="_blank") finishes sets the stage for the colourful and characterful appointments. "As the form was so honest, it was important to curate the furniture, decor and art in a manner that would allow the personality of the family to shine," David says.
Photographer: Anson Smart | Belle

The warm, textural minimalism of this modernist mansion’s finishes sets the stage for the colorful and characterful appointments. “As the form was so honest, it was important to curate the furniture, decor, and art in a manner that would allow the personality of the family to shine,” David says.

Splendid vision from architect Daniel Boddam and interior designer Stacey Kouros for transformed a tired [1880s terrace](https://www.homestolove.com.au/glamorous-makeover-of1880s-terrace-21031|target="_blank") in Sydney into a glorious, glamorous and comfortable home.The feature wallpaper is the masterstroke in the design of the formal living room.
Photographer: Anson Smart | Australian House & Garden

Splendid vision from architect Daniel Boddam and interior designer Stacey Kouros for transformed a tired 1880s terrace in Sydney into a glorious, glamorous and comfortable home.
The feature wallpaper is the masterstroke in the design of the formal living room.

Get the look: Rugs, Floor Pillows, Throw Pillows, Rectangular Pillows, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, Blackout Curtains, Throw Blankets, Coffee Mugs, Coasters, Serving Trays, Wall Hangings.

A carefully chosen colour palette of pale pink, orange and deep blue are splashed throughout this charming kitchen in an [eclectic apartment](https://www.homestolove.com.au/colourful-eclectic-style-apartment-19184|target="_blank") in Frederiksberg, Denmark. The kitchen offers a wealth of colour, with black cabinetry and a low-hanging lamp to create contrast.
Photographer: Martin Solyst | real living

A carefully chosen color palette of pale pink, orange, and deep blue are splashed throughout this charming kitchen in an eclectic apartment in Frederiksberg, Denmark. The kitchen offers a wealth of color, with black cabinetry and a low-hanging lamp to create contrast.

Get the Look: Coffee Mugs, Travel Mugs, Coasters, Serving Trays, Cutting Boards, Side Tables, Credenzas, Counter Stools, Bar Stools, Benches, Coffee Tables, Rugs.

interior designer Lisa Burdus, starting point in every room of this [contemporary home](https://www.homestolove.com.au/postwar-bungalow-turned-contemporary-family-home-21021|target="_blank") was the owners' artworks. "They have a large collection of Indigenous art. We decided where to hang each piece, and then used the artworks for colour cues," says Lisa. The tones are repeated in custom-designed rugs, with further pops of colour in the accessories. Artwork by Barbara Weir.
Photographer: Anson Smart | Stylist: Jack Milenkovic | Australian House & Garden

interior designer Lisa Burgers, the starting point in every room of this contemporary home was the owners’ artworks. “They have a large collection of Indigenous art. We decided where to hang each piece, and then used the artworks for color cues,” says Lisa. The tones are repeated in custom-designed rugs, with further pops of color in the accessories. Artwork by Barbara Weir.

Get the look: Rugs, Floor Pillows, Throw Pillows, Rectangular Pillows, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, Blackout Curtains, Throw Blankets, Coffee Mugs, Coasters, Serving Trays, Wall Hangings.

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