Emma Stone's living room is a refined twist on a trendy color pairing that's influencing how we design

The most talked-about color of the moment meets its match with this bright hue – and it comes with designer approval

Emma Stone's living room
(Image credit: Ryan Lahiff for Sotheby’s International Realty )

Emma Stone may be making waves with her latest film, Poor Things, but her interiors lean more towards a (refined) Barbie dream house.

The actor recently listed her Los Angeles home for sale for just under $4 million, and one of the main highlights (apart from the ample green space and spa-worthy bathroom) is the bright and cozy living room, featuring white couches adorned with hot pink pillows. 

With painted green ceilings and tiles, the room is infused with just the right amount of bright, complementary colors.

Emma Stone's Living Room

(Image credit: Ryan Lahiff for Sotheby’s International Realty )

There's no question that decorating with pink continues to prevail. According to Lick, searches for ‘Barbie pink’ had a 116% increase last year, while searches for ‘Pink Paint’ increased by 22%. We can only put that down to a phenomenon by a certain Greta Gerwig, whose influence continues to tap into the interior world months after the movie's release. 

So, how can we follow Emma's lead and experiment with a chic but bold twist on the ever-popular hue? Martin Waller, the founder of Andrew Martin, encourages incorporating bold colors, such as pink, by drawing from the Sunshine State. 

'It is the exuberant Miami nightlife that defines its architectural and interior style,' he says. 'Elaborate Art Deco shapes meet sunset oranges, pinks, and the flash of neon lights. This trend is for the bold, the sensual, and those who pursue the fun.'

Martin Waller
Martin Waller

Martin Waller is the founder of Andrew Martin and he remains at the heart of the brand to this day. He has produced 23 books, appeared on television in the UK, US, China, India, Russia and the Middle East. He has written extensively about travel for a variety of magazines, including the Financial Times, and has served on the advisory boards of Molton Brown and KLC Design School. In 2017, he was named in The Evening Standard's list of 1000 Most Influential Londoners.

Pink meets its match with green, a color that Martin says 'will leave your friends full of envy.' It doesn't only evoke jealousy; green has expansive and energetic properties.

'More and more, I’ve seen clients leaning towards these fresher blues and greens due to their uplifting, contemporary feel,' adds Lick's color expert Tash Bradley. 'They make a room feel bigger and brighter and will leave you feeling refreshed when you’re around them.'

tash bradley from lick paints
Tash Bradley

Tash is trained in color psychology and theory, she helps people around the world bring their dream decorating projects to life and utilize color to impact personal spaces, as well as overall lifestyle and wellness. Tash leverages her expertise in color psychology and theory, as well as interior design, to lead Lick’s design studio and curate the brand’s global paint and wallpaper offerings. To date, she has led 2,500+ color consultations for Lick clients, providing customers the confidence they need to create a home they’ll love.

The perfect combination of the trend-forward and mood-boosting, pink and green are the ideal combination for those looking to stray away from the classic neutral. As Andrew Martin's Head of Digital Helena Flynn put it, 'Green is most definitely the new gray.'

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Photos courtesy of Eric Lavey of Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage, who represented Emma Stones's recent house sale. 

Hannah Ziegler
News Editor

Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.


Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.