Vintage Red, a warm & spicy mood board

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When you think of using the colour Red in your interiors you might automatically think of a bright and bold and a little scary, yes? Well  whilst always bold, Red needn’t be brazen, that is unless you want to be of course!  In my recent post on ways to use rich luscious red, I’ve shown some lovely examples of how you can use different shades of Red in many ways to produce quite different effects. For this week’s mood board I’m using vintage red and mixing it with an orangey red for a warm spicy feel .

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Faded luxe

I love the faded luxe of vintage red, especially when used on a rich fabric like velvet as in this image. This one is almost rosey and teamed with an orangey red it gives a warm and spicy feel, with an earthy brown adding an organic warmth to the mix.

The textures & patterns

By keeping the colour palette quite limited and using only the two shades of red plus a brown, it allows you to mix up the pattern and textures easily adding lots of interest without the whole thing looking crazy.

I love this new sexy snakeskin wallpaper from Rockett St George. I think it would work beautifully all over the room, including the ceiling, with a feature wall, possible on a chimney breast, in this chromatic stripe wallpaper from Farrow & Ball, hung horizontally. Imagine then a soft luxe velvet sofa or chaise in vintage red and a kilim designed rug and cushions in this lovely Orillo Brick design from Andrew Martin. A touch of old gold accessories and we’re done. How’s that for some lived-in luxe?

Vintage Red mood board by Jane Ashton

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Best wishes always,

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