In small hits or saturated blocks, strong colours energise a space. And subtle, grown-up shades create an atmosphere of comfort and style. Bringing a bit of colour into your bedroom is fun, stylish and easy to do – when you know how.

We headed to the Zetter Townhouse for inspiration, where the 13 sumptuous bedrooms, done out by sought-after interior designer Russell Sage, look cool yet comfortable, deploying a kaleidoscope of colours and skilfully selected objects and artworks.

Get the look

  • Bold shades in heritage colours are the building blocks of this look. Paint walls in a single vibrant shade, and choose one or two clashing yet complementary colours as accents. Peacock blues with rich shades of fuchsia and red look striking and full-on. If you’re just tentatively stepping away from off-whites, try mushroom hues matched with autumnal tones.
  • Add texture with quintessentially English textiles. The Zetter Townhouse uses Gainsborough fabrics reworked in contemporary shades. Don’t be scared of clashing fabrics and vivid prints, grounded with crisp white bedlinen for a modern take.
  • Finally, add humour and personality with a smattering of antique finds and quirky artefacts. Grannie-style lampshade, old-school clothes hooks and reframed charity shop prints – whatever makes you smile.

  • The Zetter Townhouse, St John’s Square, 86–88 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1 (020 7324 444;