A Sophisticated Use of Primary Colors

Normally, I am not a fan when primary colors are used together in one space. The combination of red, blue and yellow always lacks a certain level of sophistication to me, whether correct or not…much like 1st graders. This Madrid apartment has proved my assumptions wrong by making a primary palette look chic and modern.

With a backdrop of bright white walls, the pops of blue, yellow and red look unified without looking matchy-matchy or juvenile. The living room is dominated by yellow while red is integrated through flowers and pillows. The kitchen is the opposite with a palette predominately of red and blue with minor hints of yellow.

By letting one or two colors steal the show, the room avoids looking like that color wheel of our elementary years. Plus, the metallic cowhide rug, rustic bench and coffee table and Arne Jacobsen lamp undoubtedly up the sophistication factor.

To see more images, including the gorgeous bedroom in shades of green and brown, visit Micasa: Un Piso Reformado con Estilo Cosmopolita (A Flat Reformed with a Cosmopolitan Style).

Images: Micasa; found via desire to inspire