Traditional Apartment Redesigned With Beautiful Neutrals And Muted Colors

The renovation of an apartment situated in Kiev, Ukraine brought with it a very beautiful palette of muted and soft colors. The remodeling was done by Paliychuk Olga Architecture & Design studio. The apartment has a total interior surface of 156 square meters and is located within the historical center of Kiev. That inspired a new interior design which brings together a series of modern and classical elements, resulting in an eclectic style with lots of charm and character.

One of the desires expressed by the owners was to create a fluid and seamless connection between the entrance hallway and the living room and kitchen areas. This was beautifully done by incorporating a selection of neutral colors and different finishes into the spaces. The kitchen, as you can see for yourself, is a semi-enclosed space with tiled gray flooring and soft beige wall tiles whereas the living room has light wooden flooring and painted walls.

The beige tiles on the kitchen wall add verticality to the space in a very subtle mannerView in gallery
The beige tiles on the kitchen wall add verticality to the space in a very subtle manner
Beige is also a main color used in the bedroom in combination with different textures and finishesView in gallery
Beige is also a main color used in the bedroom in combination with different textures and finishes

Variations of these colors were also introduced into the bedroom. A light shade of beige was used for the walls which allows the wooden wall divider between the sleeping area and the bathroom blend in seamlessly. Similar to the kitchen and living room, the bedroom features dark furniture and is spread along a charcoal-colored wall band that harmonizes the decor and reduced the contrast in the room. The bathroom is the only space where a muted shade of red was used as an accent color. It’s an unexpected but bold and beautiful design detail.

The gray and beige tiles on the kitchen floor and wall are very similar which adds continuity to the decorView in gallery
The gray and beige tiles on the kitchen floor and wall are very similar which adds continuity to the decor
The furniture is almost exclusively dark in color and as result it stands out and contrasts with the wallsView in gallery
The furniture is almost exclusively dark in color and as result it stands out and contrasts with the walls
In the living room the lower half of a wall was painted dark gray to better hide and TV and media unitView in gallery
In the living room the lower half of a wall was painted dark gray to better hide and TV and media unit
The same technique was used in the bedroom to create a dark backdrop for the furnitureView in gallery
The same technique was used in the bedroom to create a dark backdrop for the furniture
The bathroom is decorated with warm shades of gray and a muted red nuanceView in gallery
The bathroom is decorated with warm shades of gray and a muted red nuance
The red tiles have a very refreshing effect on the overall decor of the bathroomView in gallery
The red tiles have a very refreshing effect on the overall decor of the bathroom
Decorative mirrors and glass partitions help to highlight certain sections of the apartment and to add interest to the designView in gallery
Decorative mirrors and glass partitions help to highlight certain sections of the apartment and to add interest to the design

Pictures by: Yevhenii Avramenko