Red is on our mind…

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 Dining

A 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.

Red Office

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
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