Chromotherapy is the science of using colours to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Colour in interiors can make or break the whole space, and here we’ve picked a few of our favourite creative uses of colour in the home.
1 - Reutov Design, New York, USA
Labelled ‘An Antidepressant Apartment’ by Elle Décor, interior specialists Reutov Design took inspiration from Mexico when filling this New York apartment with colour and optimism.
"I was inspired by Mexico, I wanted to transmit its sun and its colours and fill each room with the smell of its flowers and natural touches," explains the leader of this Moscow-based studio. The brief came from a couple that work in the world of fashion, and wanted to turn their 55 sqm flat located in the south of Manhattan into a very creative home.
"We decided to bet on a risky design and a daring colour palette so that, when crossing the door, its owners could forget the grey days and the noise of the city ", says Dmitry who has covered the turquoise blue cement floor that recalls to the water of the Caribbean Sea, the walls of a rose similar to the fetish colour of the architect.
Sorores loves this because: it’s not like anything we’ve seen before. The colours and shapes are warm and inviting, a creative paradise in a grey city.
2 - Salucci House by Morpheus London
Regarded as one of the most exclusive addresses in Europe, the private estate of Zagaleta nestles in the foothills of Marbella. This is where luxury design house Morpheus London completed one of their most recent projects.
Salucci House is a 26,000sqft villa, with open airy interiors and a view from the infinity pool to die for. Morpheus say: “True to the architecture, the collective interior is cool, calm and contemporary, with the details inspired and influenced by the artist Roger Salucci, of which the villa takes its name ‘Salucci House’. The main Salucci references are the artist’s use of landscape as a key subject and specifically leaves, the colour green and the organic nature of his compositions. Looking further into the design you will see how the flowing shapes of the contemporary furniture subtly echo that of the rolling hills within a Salucci Painting.”
Sorores loves this because: the marriage of white, airy spaces with splashes of abstract shapes and colours makes us feel relaxed and calm. A de-cluttering of the mind, body & soul.
3 - Utkan in Mexico
Utkan Gunerkan is an Istanbul-born architect based in Milan, Italy. He is currently working as a freelancer having graduated from "Masters of Science in Architecture" at Politecnico Di Milano.
Year: 2018. Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Type: Conceptual Residential Project
Utkan says: ”In a city where the lowest annual temprature is around 21 degrees and traditional cooking is done in open air kitchens, ours is as a sculptural piece that is connected with dining room and garden, creating a sense of freedom.”
Sorores loves this because: It’s very modern but with hints of art deco in the repetitive arches of the kitchen and brass accents. Also, bright pink anything is always a winner for us!