Gorgeous designs that bring a little sunshine indoors.

1. Knockin’ on Sunshine

Architect Marianne Amodio‘s multi-adult dwelling (or, MAD house) plays with both colour and light. Exhibit A: the bright yellow front door. See more of this Arthur Erickson Memorial Award-winning home.

2. California Dreaming

This Palm Springs rancher, according to designer—and homeowner—Mitchell Freedand, is consistent and playful: everything is a contrast of white and grey with pops of sunny yellow. See more of this California vacation home.

3. Rise and Shine

The bedroom in Jeremy Sturgess and Lesley Beale‘s Vancouver loft is beyond practical: the Murphy bed can easily be tucked away in the small space—and the vivid hue is bound to help you wake up in morning. See more of this colourful West Coast loft space.

4. Mellow Yellow

Though most of this Gaile Guevara-designed home is neutral, pops of colour—inspired by the homeowners’ beloved Le Creuset kettle—add a layer of warmth. Read more about this Coal Harbour living room.

5. Cool Contrast

This modernist home is spacious and gallery-like, but that didn’t stop the design team at Room8 from having a little fun with colour; yellow cabinets are the perfect accent to the smart white cabinetry and grey concrete floors. See more of this sleek Kelowna kitchen.

6. Go for Gold

Mustard-yellow bar stools and warm brass pendant lights, selected by designer Aly Velji, create an inviting space, perfect for entertaining, in this Calgary home. See more of this mid-century modern reno.

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