A Kyiv apartment elevated with a kaleidoscope of primary colors
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In the first few months of the invasion in Ukraine, when uncertainty dominated the daily life of the people, the Apartment 2BM in Kyiv became a symbol of creativity and resilience. Led by architects Volodymyr Petronok (left), Roman Savchuk (right), and Olexandra Aloishkina of Top LAB InteriorsThe project not only exceeded budgetary constraints, but also proved the power of trust and experimentation. The apartment, which measures 560 square feet, had been designed for rental purposes and so a careful use of resources was required. The team chose to experiment with color and unconventional materials, transforming the apartment into a vibrant space.
The client leaned on the team’s expertise regarding the kitchen’s color: “I don’t like this green, but I like to trust you! Therefore, I am ready to rely on you and take a risk.” This sentiment became the driving force behind the 2BM project, turning it into an exploration of diversity in color and materials.
Bright primary colors are used throughout the interior to create a vibrant and unconventional atmosphere. The vibrant green cabinets in the kitchen are contrasted with square tiles of white tile framed by blue grout. The open living area opposite the kitchen is complemented by contrasting curtains of a bright blue color. This adds depth and balance to this space.
The bedroom is calm and serene with warm-toned wall colors, cozy textiles and a Yves Klein shelf across from the bed. The bedside table was made from leftover tiles. When the white curtans that cover the entire closet are opened, a cherry-red color is revealed.
The entrance is graced with a bold blue polycarbonate plastic sliding door, which is complemented with a similar shade grout.
Even the bathroom follows the project’s colorful concept, featuring yellow glass for the shower/tub, a red cabinet housing the sink, and the same blue grout seen throughout.
Photographs by Uliana Vinichuk.