Pale tonal decor creates a wonderfully airy and balanced home interior that evokes a sense of peace and harmony. These two calming tonal interiors employ wood accents to add warmth and texture to the pale palette, and small bursts of black to anchor the light scheme. This is a colour palette that translates seamlessly into every room and area of the home, from relaxing living rooms and clean kitchen designs to calming bedrooms, stylish home workspaces and modern bathrooms. To prevent the mellow from becoming monotonous, these inspiring home designs demonstrate how to include unexpected elements of contemporary design and individualistic layout to break the repetition with eye-catching character.
Visualizer: Kate Gavryliuk
In Kyiv, this modern home interior features a light tonal palette of grey and fresh white paintwork. On the modern sofa, a single tan accent pillow ties in with areas of warm wood tone around the room.
Oak effect units provide coordinating storage solutions throughout the home. A sliding door opens up the side of the lounge to adjoin it with the neighbouring kitchen and dining space.
A couple of lounge chairs, a stylish modern floor lamp and a small side table make up a comfortable reading nook by the window. An elevated floor creates clear separation from the adjacent dining area.
Mini dining room pendant lights darkly anchor the dining spot in place with their bold matt black finish.
Surface mounted spotlights and track lights distribute even illumination throughout the home.
A small key shelf makes use of narrow wall space in the entryway, where a reed diffuser emits a welcoming scent.
Statement door handles give the entryway units a unique modern look.
As we turn into the kitchen diner from the home entryway, another wall of storage cabinets incorporate a built-in bookshelf as a pause for decor. Black backing material gives the recess extra depth and contrast within the white and wood surround.
As we enter the hallway toward the bedroom, a floating shelf is subtly accentuated by a colour-blocked paint effect.
Inside the master bedroom, wall lights lead surface mounted electrical wires into an industrial effect display above the headboard.
The channel tufted upholstered bed lays down a plush grey accent in the predominantly white bedroom decor scheme.
A home office cube has been fashioned at one end of the bedroom, hemmed in with pillars of storage.
Wooden closets surround the desk space.
A white office chair complements the clean white floating desk. Hanging plants grow a soft screen between the work desk and the sleep area.
A floor vase and dried pampas grass make a tall decorative display by the window, where sheer white voiles filter the sunlight.
Moving on into the bathroom, we find a heavily accented decor scheme with a black basin, matching round mirror, toilet, and shower unit.
A column of black tiling climbs the cistern concealment wall, causing the black toilet to become camouflaged against its coordinating backdrop.
Wood effect cabinets build a tower of bathroom storage by the vanity. A black framed shower screen draws a defined outline around the shower area.
Visualizer: MIC Studio
As we enter the open layout of our second featured home interior, we’re met with a calming white and wood living room scheme. An entire wall of white kitchen cabinets fall quietly into the background. A kitchen island floats freely in the arrangement, where it defines the edge of the dining area. A modern sofa marks out the lounge.
Bifold doors draw close to separate the wide open living space when desired.
Tan Scandinavian style chairs complement the warmth of wood tone in the room.
The minimalist kitchen island offers a slight variation in tone from the white kitchen run. A natural wood dining set counteracts the coolness of the kitchen materials.
Perimeter lights illuminate crisp white closets that line the walls of the hallway, creating a runway toward a majestic recreation of the Venus de Milo.
Drawer units build a plinth beneath the sculpture–a design that repeats in the window area of the bedroom.
A pocket door neatly closes off the bedroom.
A wooden bedstead stands out warmly against the pure white bedroom decor. The bed is positioned centrally, which creates a natural walkway all the way around that leads into the dressing area. A block of white closets divides the dressing area from the ensuite bathroom.
Bedside units are built into the headboard to keep the look streamlined. Slimline floor lamps save space on the narrow shelves.
The back of the headboard works double duty as a desk. A small upstand hides the workspace clutter from the rest of the bedroom to maintain a tranquil atmosphere.
A second pocket door in the bedroom leads back into the hallway and on into the living room. Wide plank wood flooring visually increases the sense of space.
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