Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq


The interior space should achieve the users’ needs to achieve a high elegance and satisfaction level. Residential interior design in Mosul City in Iraq has less attention from the users and designers in terms of managing the colour theme. The technological era with imported interior design elements provided various options for designing interior spaces. Chaos in the arranging and coordination of interior design elements results from indifference to interior design principles linked to colour themes. The mismatching between users’ needs and designers’ purposes creates a negative elegant value. Therefore, the research problem is “The lack of strategies to deal with the colour theme in the residential interior design depending on the users' needs”. The study aims to identify the preferences for colour themes of elegant interior design in the residential interior space in Mosul City. The methodology applied a quantitative-qualitative approach using the survey, observation, and interview instruments. The visual observation of the interior design elements in furniture companies in Mosul City creates a platform for the availability of the material that provides a range of colour themes in Mosul City. The result showed that elegant design linked to nature and traditional factors of colour theme, while walls, furniture companies, and decorative are the influential elements.


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