So, how best to use a colour that’s no shrinking violet in your home? Firstly, it’s important to play to red’s strengths and use it in rooms that will benefit from its fiery, exuberant qualities. So how about a red bedroom where an injection of passion has got to be a good thing. Or choose red for a dining space to stimulate palettes and encourage animated conversation? Be careful not to pair with yellow though, unless you’re aiming for a McDonald’s-like ambience! Red is best avoided in kitchens or other places that are likely to suffer from an inherent excess of heat. Use with caution too in rooms such as studies and meditation spaces where concentration is important.
As with all primary colours, red is easier to use when it’s slightly ‘knocked back’ through the addition of other pigments rather than in its strident, pure state. Depending on the pigments used, red will become warmer - as it veers towards orange and yellow - or cooler as it moves towards blue.
Our Port and Watermelon wool fabrics are gorgeous, warm reds, full of youthful energy and optimism. Team with amber, chocolate and warm metal finishes to create a rich, welcoming space.
In contrast, our Chilli linton and Merlot silk are cooler, sophisticated reds, perfect paired with deep berry shades, silver and pops of acid green for extra zing.
Whatever red you choose, you’re sure to make a statement, so be bold and go for it. Start your love affair with red today…..