Because of its richness, red can create a focal point in your rooms, even when used in small quantities.
Red comes in so many shades and is described by so many names, including cardinal, scarlet, crimson, cherry, ruby, garnet, claret and more. Many monikers for red reflect how exotic the color can appear; they’re named for parts of the world, such as Chinese Red, Venetian Red and Morocco Red.
Red is a dynamic addition to most interior design color schemes, and, do beware, a little bit can go a long way. Add just a dash of brilliant red in the following home elements:
- Carpeting and rugs
- Painted furniture
- Fabrics, in solids or patterns, for draperies and furniture
- A painted accent wall or built-in shelves
- Bed or table linens
- A sofa, ottoman or easy chair
- Accent pieces, such as lamps, artwork and ceramics