Klein Dytham Architecture has ditched minimalism for bold and bright colours at Tokyo’s Toggle Hotel: bedrooms are drenched in two-tone shades and even the building’s exterior sports a dual pop of grey and yellow.
The nine-storey hotel sits in the city’s Suidobashi district and is surrounded by a raised expressway, railway line and the Kanda River. According to the architects, the exterior is inspired by the markings of the surrounding roads – the same as Pantone’s 2021 colours of the year.
‘That it turned out to be the Pantone colour combination of the year was pure coincidence,’ Klein Dytham Architecture co-founder Mark Dytham told Dezeen. ‘We received planning permission for the colour and pattern almost two years ago – but proves we are always right on point!’
Interiors of the Tokyo hotel are also two-tone, with its cafe done in half green, half grey with furniture and fabrics to match. Across the hotel, this split colour-combo is used in corridors to help guests identify their floor, while bedrooms can be matched to mood with 60 colour combinations available to book.
‘We do not get enough colour in our daily environments, so we thought that a stay at Toggle could be a new refreshing colourful experience.’