Home Decor

How to add splashes of radiant red to your home

A simply satisfying way to add the colour red into your home takes nothing more than a stroke of a brush.

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Alicia B. Designs/ Apartment Therapy

A simply satisfying way to add the colour red into your home takes nothing more than a stroke of a brush. Achieve a rich, warm look by painting a wall (or architectural texture of a wall) with a color like Benjamin Moore’s Pottery Barn Winter Collection AF-290, or applying a classic wall treatment using traditional wallpaper, like Melrose BP from Farrow & Ball (second image).

 

 

 

 


 

A rusty shade of red takes you away to the glorious countryside. With Para Paints’ Sarah Richardson collection, color Barn SR/38, you can paint furnishings, ceilings, walls and more, and warm up your rustic hideaway. In a bedroom, dress the bed with a beautifully hand-blocked quilt and shams from West Elm that you can cozy up in every Valentine’s Day.


 

For the modern eye, try introducing a pop of red at your table—either a super slick, high gloss dining table like the Walker cherry dining table from Crate&Barrel; or a few red dining chairs to add to your existing table, like the Eames molded plastic chairs from Design Within Reach.


 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For even more fun, hang a playful wall decoration like the “Love” collection by Paul Smith, available through The Rug Company at Avenue Road.


 

For a heartwarming impression, try painting your front door a brilliant red tone. A popular favorite is Million Dollar Red by Benjamin Moore. This classic, rich, primary tone works beautifully with any style home, making for the loveliest entrance imaginable.