The color red is known to evoke an unparalleled range of emotions, from passion to happiness. Depending on the tone, it can be used to make a dramatic statement or simply add a touch of warmth to a room. Decorating with red is a bold move, but when done right, whether on walls or with well-chosen accessories, the color imbues any space with glamour, energy, and excitement. As an added bonus, it allows other colors to really pop and can be paired with a rainbow of hues. Here are some stunning examples of red in all of its glory:
Hollywood regency style captured with a refinished, red lacquer flea market find. Serious drama!
Paired with vintage wallpaper, this crushed velvet sofa creates an inviting ambiance. Though the wallpaper isn’t really my style, I love the dog and shades of red.
A modern red chandelier looks stunning when paired with a classic sofa and gold accents.
Incorporate glamorous Chinois style into your space with a vibrant pagoda chandelier.
This dark, almost Victorian-era, red pops against the white and gray kitchen. Top it off with a white chandelier and you have a classy, modern space that doesn’t appear cold or sterile.
This high-shine, ultra-modern living room even incorporates red in the speakers. A space this bold is not for the faint of heart.
This utterly modern red shelf looks as if it was conjured up by Tim Burton. So unique.
The key to pulling off this daring coral high gloss lacquer is keeping all other elements extremely simple.
The Piccola Papilio chair by Naoto Fukasawa is perfect for small spaces and a simple way to introduce a dark, rich red into your color scheme.
Here’s a commitment-free use of red. For those who aren’t ready for a full-on red design, try accent pieces like a rustic chair or red throw pillows.
Another way to sprinkle in some red accents.
Beautiful red vintage claw foot tub and red and white wallpaper. The use of white, tones down the intensity of the red.
The deep red walls, sleek white fixtures, and dazzling chandelier create such a sultry look in this bathroom.
Perfect way to add interest to a neutral dining nook. Red stimulates the appetite!
This homeowner manages to pull off bright red cabinets, without the ultra-modern look. The greens, yellows, and golds lend the space a cheerful vibe.
We couldn’t say goodbye without including at least one striking red bedroom. The turquoise, white, and red playful accents lighten up the space.
Which one’s your favorite? Are you a fan of red?