This autumn, think red. Forget the faintness of pink, or the pluminess of purple. No, the colour of now is definitely deeper, richer, ruddier, juicier and more resplendent. Yes, it’s red. Oh how we’ve been waiting for you!
It's not a shade for shying away from and this can make it a daunting colour to consider. But that's what also makes it so appealing. It'll definitely give your home a lift and you a spring in your step! In many Asian countries red is a lucky colour, associated with happiness. In western cultures, red has been a symbol of love, seduction and passion. You may have noticed the catwalks and high street stores this season are full of the shade. And with good reason too - it'll brighten many an autumn and winter's day.
But don't let your clothes have all the fun, take your inspiration from London, Paris and Milan and add this hue to your home. There’s a tone for everyone. Let it add warmth to your rooms and create some cosiness just in time for the cold weather to set in.
If you're a lover of grey walls, or have fallen for dark interiors, wood or paint colours, then red would fit in with this scheme perfectly. It'll provide a fun little pop of colour.
According to the psychology of colour, red is a fiery colour which suggests an element of danger and excitement. It's full of passion, warmth and energy. It'll stimulate your senses, increase your appetite and make your heart beat faster. For these reasons it's a good colour to use in a dining room or creative spaces.
Pairing red with other deep, rich colours can create a stunning effect.
If you like red, but you're natural tendency is towards beige, then it is still possible to gently introduce this colour to your room scheme, without letting it dominate. Pictures, throws, cushions and rugs are a great way to try the colour out. These decorative touches could easily fit in with an existing colour scheme.
I hope this has given you some ideas and confidence to try red out in your home! Enjoy filling your rooms with this colour and let me know how you get on.
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