14 Gorgeous Interiors: How to Pair Bold Colors with Decorative Rugs

If you are tired of winter you will find these 14 colorful rooms energizing and inspiring. They show how top interior designers bring lively colors into a room in fresh new ways and how they unify the room with the right decorative rug. Each room has something different to teach and I will share with you what I see in each room. 

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Miles Redd’s custom grey Moroccan rug and grey walls provide the perfect backdrop for making turquoise blue and chartreuse greens pop in this stunning living room. Red and tan accents provide warmth and the deep purple sofa adds rich contrast.

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Jeffrey Bilhuber gives this living room a youthful feeling by creating a contrast between the intense pattern and colors of the oriental rug and the pastel fabrics in pink, yellows and blue.

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Eric Guenther blends southern California glamor with Italian verve by pairing a beige and taupe damask rug by Asmara with pinks, apricots, black and cream.

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Tobi Fairley makes a mostly blue, white and black living room look colorful with small pops of red in the white table and the Chinoiserie ceiling lantern. The innovative custom rug with blue Greek key border and black and white stripes connects with the blue ceiling.

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The legendary Michael Taylor living room looks as fresh today as when it was created in the 1950’s due to innovative juxtaposition of clear yellows, greens and pinks with the antique rose and golds of the Aubusson rug.

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A stunning custom black, orange and pink Greek key rug pulls together Art Deco and mid-century modern furniture and a Beaux-Arts ceiling.

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Alessandra Branca colorful living room feels warm because of the beige geometric rug and beige walls and the pops of red, pink and yellow. Blue, black and white add contrast.

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Pomegranate red bookcases create drama and a beige and red oriental adds warmth and refinement to Beverly Field library. A blue velvet sofa pops against the red and the leopard prints chairs bring an exotic touch.

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Miles Redd creates a boho-chic living room with intricate and exotic patterns and pops of vibrant pinks against turquoise. The geometry of the green rug connects with the intricate coffee table and pink dot pillows.

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Beverly Field adds distinction to a contemporary white, pink and red family room by anchoring it on a blue Oushak rug and an intricate gold chandelier.

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Amelia Handegan gives a modern look to antique furniture and a gold oushak rug by using solid silk and linen in shades of aqua and green and creating a gentle pop with pink.

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A blue and green feuilles de choux tapestry Aubusson rug, plaid fabrics, vibrant blue walls and a handsome equestrian oil painting creates a modern version of the Downton Abbey style.

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Steven Gambrel creates drama and elegance with dark brown and red bookcases and vibrant blue dining chairs anchored by a beige and brown geometric rug.

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Alexis McDermott’s living room design scheme shows how to create warmth and style by pairing mid-century modern furniture in vibrant red, blue and sea-green with a dark brown floral Savonnerie rug by Asmara.

 

 

 

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