When it comes to interior decorating, perhaps most people would play it safe by using white. However, there are some amazing interiors done in red hues.
Red becomes a dominant color most especially during Christmas and Valentine’s Day as seen in shop display windows and print ads. But red can be more than a holiday theme. It can be a base to work on for an interior decorating scheme.
Perhaps most people would play it safe by using white. However, there are some amazing interiors done in red hues. There are interior decorators that have clients preferring red over other colors. It is a highly charged color and a symbol of fun and it radiates energy. Red offers fantastic design possibilities thus it is getting more and more popular.
Red is a terrific color for kitchens and dining rooms. Food, flowers, and people look nice in a red room. It surely creates a special glow when candlelit or with a fire burning in the hearth. Crimson hues enhance all the elements in a library or den. Dark wooden furniture, tapestry, books, leather, needlecraft, and brass look good on a red backdrop. Red paint or wallpaper is elegant inside bookcases or a china cabinet. Oriental rugs with red accents are a good choice for floor cover in a red room. Red is delightful with bronze or gold leaf. Red upholstery is fantastic with dark mahogany furniture.
Of course there many various shade of red. Some incline toward the faint red of brick or terra-cotta, some have a tinge of blue or purple; then there are the red Bordeaux. Every shade creates a different character. Dark cranberry red is often seen in early New England homes. If used with deep green or federal blue you can achieve a perfect Early American color combination.
Paint specialists frequently recommend applying a clear glaze over red wall paint. This brings about a brilliant, rich finish. Sometimes, deep red, straight from the can, looks muddy and dull after drying. In this case, apply a coat of semi gloss clear polyurethane to create a glazed effect.