Sometimes people shy away from decorating in red, opting instead for a less bold, less bright, less brash alternative. However, this is a colour that offers so much diversity, ranging from bright cherry reds to deep crimson tones, all of which can look lovely when used in the right situation.
These tend to bring warmth to a room and can help to create either a dramatic statement or tranquil serenity. A feature wall is a striking way to highlight a rich, strong tone without it being overpowering. The full tones will warm but not overwhelm the room.
Furniture & Accessories
If you’re still slightly unsure, a great way of introducing red into a room is by painting small pieces of wooden furniture and accessories. Painting items such as picture frames, tables, shelves and even skirting boards in red is a great way of trying out different tones without making the room close in.
For a more traditional scheme, muted reds that retain their warmth with undertones of magenta work particularity well in dining areas, giving the space a sense of grandeur.
Bright cherry reds are a great way to add pops of colour to a room but should be used sparingly. These kind of reds look great on front doors and work really well when paired with more neutural colours, especially greys.