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Red Hot and Right Now

Do you love the colour red?  Well, continuing on from the theme that fashion trends translate into home decor, we are seeing lots of red in interiors these days.

Red on the Catwalk

Red just provides such a shot of high-octane glamour.  Let’s see how that works in the home.

Are you ready to be really daring?  This high gloss red kitchen is from a flat in central London which also has other shots of red continuing throughout the home. I personally love this deep vibrant red.  I can’t see Mr. N going for such a strong statement though.

I think downstairs loos also work well in red.  In my house, I’ve got a dark red colour in the loo (Farrow and Ball Brinjal).   I love this photo of the red paint in an understairs loo peeking out among the otherwise neutral decor.  It’s the interior decoration equivalent of a peek of red sole on a Christian Laboutin shoe.

It that’s too intense for you, there are other ways of making a style statement with red.  I recently found a display at that old stalwart, John Lewis, which shows off their red cushions.  They’ve combined red with polka dots, geometrics, antler horns, and embroider (all of which are trending (individually – not combined!!)).

john lewis cushions

Here are some other options from the high street.  As you can see, there’s no need to splurge to find some nice red accessories.

red home decor

1. Bedroom Cushions, £9.99, Zara
2. Dhorka horse decorative object, £30, Habitat
3. ‘Keep Calm’ money box, £20, Debenhams
4. Newgate Time Pill Clock, £40, Heals
5.  Wooden spoon print tray, £21, Liberty
6. Red maze design felt cushion, Living by Christiane Lemieux, £32, House of Fraser
7. Garner red waste paper bin, £12, Habitat

Bold and intense, bright and happy or subdued and sophisticated, I expect there is a shade of red that works for you.  Moreover, red accessories would be the perfect segue into the upcoming festive season and well beyond.  After all, a pop of red would cheer up any gloomy January day.  As per American designer Bill Blass, red is the ultimate cure for sadness.

Are you convinced?

6 thoughts on “Red Hot and Right Now

  1. Erica Price

    I’m a big fan of red for clothes. I’ve used it in a fairly limited way in the past for interiors, but I’d like to go a bit bolder.


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