The color scheme in Tommy Hilfiger's bedroom is a combination we'd never seen before – but designers love it

The fashion designer's bedroom is unconventional. This one classic color grounds the look

Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Hilfiger
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Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world's most famous fashion designers, responsible, in part, for bringing preppy style to the mainstream. His designs are often influenced by fashion or music subcultures, and he has sponsored shows by musicians such as Britney Spears, Sheryl Crow, and Lenny Kravitz. 

A peak into Tommy Hilfiger's bedroom, supplied by famed interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard shows that his interiors have the same uniquely inspired quality. In fact, the room presents an incredibly unconventional bedroom color idea.

Tommy Hilfiger's bedroom has white walls, white lampshades, a white carpet, and white curtains. In the middle of all of this white, a black iron four-poster bed takes center stage, dressed in warm neutral decorative pillows with a black and tan checked coverlet and throw blanket. Vintage wicker chairs add some texture to the space, while a grass green rug and an emerald Syrian chest add a pop of color. Design experts love the way the colors come together in Tommy Hilfiger's unprecedented bedroom idea.

Carlin van Noppen, head interior designer and founder at Fig Linens and Home, states: 'I love the design of the bed combined with the deep green dresser as a side table. 'The light tan throw blanket with black stripes adds a layer of cozy warmth to the space, but the white throw pillows and curtains keep it from looking too wintery. The iron canopy bed frame adds another modern touch which contrasts nicely with the antique dresser. I love the unexpected pop of green.'

carlin van noppen head designer at fig linens and home
Carlin Van Noppen

Carlin Van Noppen is the CEO and head interior designer at Fig Linens and Home. She has over 20 years of experience providing design expertise for beautiful homes, hotels, yachts, and private planes and now manages a boutique that has been named the Best Linen Shop in Connecticut several years in a row.

'The combination of bright, yellowy greens, black and tan isn't a color scheme you see often,' Carlin continues. 'It's very refreshing and perfect for every season.'

So what makes this unconventional color scheme work so well? Jenifer Ebert, Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens says it comes down to the classic backdrop: white. Jenifer says 'The white bedroom idea is the hero of Tommy and Dee Hilfiger's space.' She continues: 'By interspersing the dark color scheme with white from the curtains and the carpet, the design stays light and airy. White is timeless, and its effectiveness with unique color schemes is just one example of why.'

If you enjoyed Martyn's photos, shop the edit below to recreate Tommy's iconic look, and read our list of neutral bedroom ideas to get started on creating your own ideal home.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.