Yuriy Zimenko Covers a Ukraine Apartment in Bold Colors
An accent wall is one thing, but for a 2,200-square-foot apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, designer Yuriy Zimenko devised full accent rooms, devoting each area to a study in shades—from a master bedroom in a bold purple to bathrooms of red, green, or blue.
“It was a difficult task to introduce different color combinations that seemed to be incompatible,” he says, “but difficult tasks always inspire me.” Vibrant patterning, like veiny marbles and rugs with motifs of branches and botanicals, deepen the impact of walls covered in an Armourcoat gradient paint Zimenko custom developed with the factory. White sheers diffuse and direct natural light into darker spaces, brightened by lighting from Remains, Koket, and Icone.
Plush furnishings populate public areas, in tones coordinated to the walls, while the kitchen and bathrooms favor monochromatic and organic forms in white ceramics and marble. And Zimenko even found a festive pattern for the living room floors, with parquet in an asymmetrical “Christmas tree” format he designed to let the wood’s true colors shine through.