Nothing perks up a room like red, but many are afraid to introduce this powerful color into a decorating scheme.
Fortunately, there are many creative ways in which you can spice up your décor with red's ebullient energy without feeling overwhelmed.
4 fav red tones for 2013
Red DiningA red kitchen or dining room may not be your cup of tea. Instead, try a time-honored color like myrtle beach (061)—this peachy tone beautifully complements wood furniture and cabinetry.
A nice sophisticated red is perfect for your office, try 2084-20 Maple Leaf Red. Furniture above by Pottery Barn.Red for Small Rooms A rich, bold red can give a modest powder room or entryway stately elegance. The secret is to balance a strong color like red with a soft neutral like an off white. Flashes of Red
- Create a focal point or define a space with a red accent wall. Try million dollar red (2003-10) for a taste of vibrant eye candy
- Add playful touches of red in unexpected places like stair risers, the interior of a bookcase or china cabinet, or the legs of a table
- Paint selected pieces of furniture red to bring a fresh element to a room
- Paint red stripes in different shades and widths on a plain wall
- Paint your floor red
- Add a red stenciled design to a wall or floor. Large designs like our Wall Tattoos give you a fun and easy way to make an impact