Painting The Town Red
Yesterday I indulged in some retail therapy and bought a pair of hot red shorts! When I got home, I tried the newly purchased shorts with various tops to see which colors I could pair them with. The result was pretty surprising: they worked well almost every color in my wardrobe! Could red be the new neutral?
Many of us love a pop of red in a room. In fact, red made a big comeback in the last year. It’s bold, sexy, daring, romantic… It certainly attracts the eye. No wonder bulls love red!
Some of us want to jump on the red bandwagon, but we’re still a little nervous about matching red with colors other than black and white. Well ladies and gents, it’s time to stop shying away from red and embrace it with these lovely color combinations!
1. Red and yellow: The combination is a little unexpected and certainly very bright! That being said, if you’re looking for a bold statement, this could be it! I’m loving the fact that every single color choice in this room is bold: floor, walls, ceiling, sofa. I admit this is not for everyone, but it sure catches the eye!
2. Red and pink: This room decorated by Miles Redd is a classic. It also seems to pop up every Valentine’s Day. That being said, the color combo is sublime and very romantic. The pink is just soft enough to counterbalance the deep red. As a side note, a red lampshade gives a really great glow and makes everyone look good!
3. Red and purple: This is probably my favorite combination. The poppy red sofa against the soft lavender grasscloth is fantastic. There’s something to be said about a red velvet sofa. It just doesn’t get old.
4. Red and turquoise: Red and blue is lovely in all it’s combinations, but there’s something to be said about red and turquoise, am I right? There are few combinations more appealing in the world…
Lacquering furniture in red is also a great way to give an old item a new life. I recently lacquered a secretaruy desk found on the curb in a bright poppy red. It definitely did the trick!
5. Red and royal blue: Another very bold statement. But if bold is your middle name or if you a particularly big fan of primary colors, it can look really fantastic. Of course you can also try it in smaller doses for a milder look.
Now I’m very curious to know what are your favorite red combinations?
Gabrielle | Savvy Home