Beautifully intricate tiles and colourful motifs are probably what popped into our minds when we think about Peranakan style. Okay, and probably Ang Ku Kueh and other sweet and savoury kuehs too if you’re a fan of Peranakan treats!
It can be hard to incorporate Peranakan style into your living space without looking like it’s too overbearing. Check out these 5 amazing Peranakan-inspired homes for some amazing ideas!
From the walls to the floors, every section of this house uses different motifs, giving you a visual treat when you enter into the different section of this house. However, continuity runs throughout the house with the use of greens, blues and browns hues.
Despite being heavily infused with Peranakan elements – the embossed glass panels, vintage hanging pendant lamps and the green wall tiles, the bright yellow hues and clean lines bring a modern twist to the space.
When British Colonial style meets Peranakan elements. The wall which segregates the entryway to the living room cleverly uses tiles featuring subtle Peranakan elements without taking away too much attention from the rest of the living room.
In the kitchen, pops of blues are used as the accent colour. Kitchen cabinets are colonial-inspired, blending seamlessly with the Peranakan wall tiles which are in various hues of blues as well.
Vintage certainly does not come to mind at all when stepping into this home. Pops of bright colours fill the room, livening up the space. Tiles with Peranakan motifs are used along with floral motifs, lending it a vibrant and contemporary look to the space. There’s also a nice blend of modern and vintage furniture, lending a touch of Peranakan element throughout the house.
A metal wall partition with intricate Peranakan elements and Peranakan floor tiles demarcates the entryhall from the rest of the house. Warm and earthy tones run throughout the house, with wood as the main material. Potted plants are added in corners of the house, creating a cosy and relaxing atmosphere.
In the bedroom, the neutral tones continue. Ventilation bricks are used instead of normal wall bricks to introduce a subtle hint of Peranakan element, while staying true to the Minimalist theme at the same time.
A small strip of Peranakan floor tiles run through the kitchen to the dining area, blending the two separate space into one. It feels more spacious and connected with the rest of the apartment, with glass panels used in segregating the kitchen from the dining area. Retro wooden furniture with some pop of colours are used to give the living area a vintage vibe.
The bathroom uses Peranakan tiles with muted tones, making showering after a long day at work a more serene and tranquil experience.
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