There are many unique ways you can spice up your décor with the red’s daring and bold energy without feeling overwhelmed. Red is a high energy color, imbued with fire and passion; it is intertwined with love and celebration.
Depending upon the shade and context, red can feel timeless, rustic, contemporary or traditional. Choose your individual style to find the right color of red for your home. Contemporary style homes can incorporate neutral elements with bright bursts of bold red, while traditional styles work best with deep rich reds and burgandys.
In the home, it is dazzling in small doses, dramatic on the walls of a dining room because it stimulates appetite and conversation, “lovely” in its paler pink persona, or regal when it appears as ruby or garnet. “Red can go everywhere from cheery and happy to angry and aggressive,” says designer Don Raney of Civility Design (www.civilitydesign.com) in Chicago. “That’s what you’ve got to keep in mind when using red in a room. When is too much too much and when is it not enough.”
In its various shades, red can personify feminine or masculine characteristics. Rusty red and reddish brown are associated with autumn and harvest, while lighter red is fresh and spring-like.
If you’re looking for further inspiration on decorating with red decor, please read the article on ‘Decorating with Color’ featured on the Buyer Select Blog.