Red is the most stimulating color. It seems to evoke the most emotion out of all colors. We associate red with LOVE, passion, Valentines Day, strength and vitality. Red demands attention.
Red roses are a perfect example. A dozen red roses on Valentines day says I love you passionately, right?
These lounge chairs demand attention with a red stripe. It also feels very enticing and exciting!
These red lacquer walls are so rich and stimulating! Exuding vitality, it would be hard to feel down in this room.
In my own home, I painted the front door red. I really wanted it to grab the attention of our neighbors and guests and let them know our home is one in which they are welcome and will be loved on.
Further inside our home, just passed the red door, you will find more splashes of red. Just enough to draw interest but not too much to overwhelm.
It’s always a good idea to pick one or two colors and carry them around the room, via accessories like lamps, bowls, plates, book. It creates a flow and a feeling of balance.
In our family room, I have red in small splashes from corner to corner. The window treatment serves as the anchor for this concept. Tip: pick out your favorite fabric to use in a space first and then color-coordinate with your accessories!
I love this little window seat in a red pattern. Another good tip, is to carry a color or two from one room to the next in your home. Think of it like telling a story and each room in your house is a new chapter. The common thread (so to speak) is the color you have chosen to travel from one space to the next!
How do you feel about red? Do you use it in your home? I’d love to hear of your “feelings” of red!