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Since this is the week of the 4th of July, I thought I would do a series of postings about using the basic patriotic flag colors - red, white and blue - as a decorating theme. I started with my overall favorite color - red!
It is easy to find advice about how to use the color red in a decorating plan - whether as an accent or piece or furniture or more. I am always most inclined toward upholstered pieces and how to bring color into a room with fine furniture. These are the images and ideas that capture my attention but there are many other ways to incorporate red into a home.
I thought this article that highlighted bringing red into a home - both inside and outside - based on style was a fresh approach and emphasized choosing the right "hue" of red source .
Choose Your Style to Find the Right Red
Contemporary design incorporates neutral elements with pops of bold color, often red.
On the door: Bold, bright red
Inside: Bright red shades in a pillow, rug or throw
Modern design calls for all kinds of reds: from primary hues to classic shades with burgundy or brown undertones.
On the door: Any red you love that makes a statement.
Inside: Consider injecting red through a painting or piece of art.
Traditional design stays away from primary reds and instead involves burgundy or black tones.
On the door: A deep, rich red.
Inside: Decorate with Oriental rugs injected with darker reds.
Transitional design relies on a neutral palette, a perfect canvas for pops of red.
On the door: Match this red to hues you use
Inside the home, or skip the red door entirely to keep a more neutral theme.
Inside: Choose a softer and more indirect approach like a red lamp or piece of art.
Country reds are chalkier and softer: Think barn or scarlet reds. Choose reds with pinkish and purplish hues, like the color of a ripening apple.
On the door: Barn red.
I found a lot of great ideas about how to incorporate red into any decor as well as inspiring images. Here are a few sources - Country Living and House Beautiful.Inside: Accessorize with country reds in knickknacks and fabrics.
And here are some images that grabbed my attention - of course, many of them are of upholstered pieces - what else? All are located on my pinterest page - Sources.
|Love the lively mixture of patterns here although it is a bold traditional look with a hint of country!|
|This could be my chair!|
|This piece looks like it has be refurbished with a red chalk paint and dark wax overlay - I like it!|
|Sweet polka-dots - I would call this a transitional look.|
|Interesting variation on chairs - this looks very contemporary to me.|
|A great transitional look against a very neutral palette.|
|This one looks modern to me - love those bright red chairs.|
|Contemporary or modern - either way!|
|AI love these loveseat/sofas and their cheery pillows but am not sure about the background/drapes on this one - transitional, I guess!|
|Great pattern mixing going on here although a little too much for me!|