Interior Design

Designer Eva Sonaike reveals her favorite color combination – to completely transform your home

The queen of kaleidoscopic hues Eva Sonaike has shared the vibrant secret to a perfectly paired space

Eva Sonaike headshot
(Image credit: Eva Sonaike)

Eva Sonaike is a designer on a mission – to bring color to life. The interiors expert has shaped her eponymously named company around rainbow-infused tones – mirrored in her collection of textiles that bring the vivid West-African aesthetic to homes across London and beyond. As the master of vibrant interior schemes, Eva has curated homes using a broad spectrum of tones, but what is her favorite color pairing? 

Speaking recently to H&G in our podcast, The Well-Crafted Life, Eva revealed her interior design tips, including her go-to color combination and the tones she pairs in her own home. 

Eva Sonaike designed cushion

(Image credit: Eva Sonaike)

The perfect color pairing – according to Eva Sonaike

'My favorite color trends and combinations are dusky pinks with a touch of copper and a really warm sage green. I love pinks and greens,' Eva begins. Though, before we indulge in this bold yet ever-so stylish aesthetic, she confesses that this pairing is not at the forefront of her own interiors. 

'I don't have a lot of pink and green in my home apart from accessories. I love really beautiful purples, and lilacs and my bedroom is very different – it's plainer with a lot of white and gray, but the main colors are soft lilac and purple accessories, of course,' she says. 

Plus, Eva reminds you to consider your location and the colors beyond your four walls, as more vibrant exteriors may need balancing with softer hues inside. 

Green and pink colors in a living room

(Image credit: Little Greene)

'I am working on a house in Greece at the moment. There is a lot of blue and green in the surroundings, so you wouldn't need as much color on the inside as you would here [in the UK]. I think every house should have color, every wardrobe should have color, and then life is more enjoyable,' Eva explains.

Plus, while pink and green remain the superior paint idea for every room, Eva suggests that all colors have the transformative power to create a happy home, as long as they're bold, bright, and inevitably beautiful. 

'I believe that color enhances everybody's life. Color is a super-easy way to enhance people's lives and people's moods. For me, the foundation is color, and every home, in my opinion, should have color,' she shares. 

Green and pink paint in living room

(Image credit: Little Greene)

So, while we may have reshaped our living room paint ideas to showcase our favorite pink and green tones, we can rest assured that all hues have Eva Sonaike's seal of approval. We just need to remember one fundamental rule: always choose color. Our schemes thank you, Eva. 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.