Full color decoration: we copy the style and deco tricks of the most impressive houses in the world

“Color, that language so deep, so mysterious, that language of dreams,” wrote Paul Gauguin. As we discovered in the season’s coffee table book, Color in Interior Design (Phaidon), the great decorators Today they speak that language fluently. With essays by the color historian Stella Paul and the interior designer India Mahdavi, some 200 images of spaces designed by the greatest convince us to live a life full color.

Rainbow of blues. Wallaroy Road Residence, Sydney, Tamsin Johnson.

The Australian interior designer Tamsin johnson is famous for creating spaces that are both fresh and sophisticated, comfortable and elegant. In the picture, vases from the 30s, a painting by Sean Wadey, a velvet armchair and a vintage rug by Emilio Pucci offer four different versions of the color blue.

Precious gems. Darlinghurst Apartment, Sydney. Greg Natale.

This inspired work initialed by Greg natale in his native Australia, it marks the end of a color myth: garnets and other shades of purple are not doomed to a secondary role. In this room, they convince as absolute protagonists.

Handmade and warm. Palau de Casavelis, Girona. Ilse Crawford.

This 14th century building is the summer headquarters of the Miquel Alzueta Gallery. Based on the basis created by the antiquarian and interior designer, Ilse Crawford made this installation for Nani Marquina and, incidentally, showed that white can have personality and be very warm.

New sap. Private residence, Milan. Dimorestudio.

The duo formed by the Italian Emiliano Salci and the American Britt Moran, Dimorestudio, is known for its ability to create almost synesthetic spaces. In this dramatic bedroom, sculptural wall lights strategically illuminate an interior in which, only on the walls and ceilings (pay attention to the handmade moldings), we can already distinguish three different shades of evocative green.

Grayscale. Tapestry Penthouse, London. Faye Toogood.

The color gray has such a bad press that it is even used as a synonym for mediocre and sad. These two adjectives are the last that come to mind to describe the visual impact of this home office (designed for teleworking) that the Faye Toogood study created in a private residence in the British capital. Poetic, powerful and warm, that’s how grayscales can be in decoration.

Red Rooom, Red Room. St. Kilda Residence, Melbourne. Doherty Design.

More and more houses have media rooms, playful rooms where you can enjoy movies as if it were a cinema. Most solve it with a uniform black, but the firm Doherty Design Studio He risked (and was right) playing with the spectrum of pinks on the walls, the curtains, the joinery and the velvety cushions, backs and seats of the sofa.

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