Red is without doubt a powerful and intense colour, said to physically stimulate raising the heart rate and blood pressure. It has a diverse range of associations from sin to romance, power and danger and as such can evoke a variety of of emotions. Used well it can create energising, warm, spicy and sensual spaces, but get it wrong and it can be as disastrous as it can be fabulous. Choosing the right shade of Red and/or getting the balance correct is the key. To help you pull it off, I’ve gathered together my favourite images of some fabulous Red interiors and noted my thoughts on how to get the best out of fabulous Red.
A rich and deep Red has been used in this classic bathroom. The teaming of a beautiful white basin and towels lift the colour, preventing it from becoming too dark and the antique mirrors add old world elegance.
Ensuite Bathroom at 'Domaine de la Baume
Warm Reds are often the best option for all over colour, but using this bright Red, on a feature wall has just the right impact to draw attention and add punch to this display of antique plates.
John Robshaw's, Country Kitchen, source Elle Decor
A bold and powerful Red is used to best effect to highlight a particular feature, as done here for this roll top bath painted in Atomic Red by Little Greene.
Source, Little Greene Paint and Paper
A classic Crimson Red damask used in abundance in this grand room, is the perfect shade to express affluence, elegance and importance.
Belton House, Lincolnshire
Unashamedly brazen lipstick Red and bohemian style furnishings, give this Parisian room a sense of wicked fun, delicious!
WARNING: Red is not for the faint of heart, this colour is rich, luscious and daring, it will create maximum impact…oh yes!
Here are some of my favourite Red paint colours to try :
Picture Gallery Red by Farrow & Ball – a rich brown red
Incarnadine by Farrow & Ball – a rich Crimson red
Eating Room Red by Farrow Ball – a rich Burgundy
Radicchio by Farrow & Ball – a bright modern crimson
Baked Cherry by Little Greene – a rich sumptuous red.
Tuscan Red by Little Greene – a deep terracotta
For more Red inspiration check out my Red Room Pinterest Board.
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with best wishes always,