Room Design: Brazen Red Meets Tame Tan
Red is such an audacious color palette for room design. It’s sexy, defiant and saucy and tends to frighten the faint of heart. Red is associated with red light districts, brothels and Scarface. But historically it’s the manner in which red has been utilized that has given it it’s scarlet letter. In the victorian age, reds were often layered within a space, creating a heavy cave-like environment. In the 1980’s red and black were considered avant guarde, but before we knew what happened red and black were overused and mismanaged in fashion and interiors. Red and black are in very sharp contrast to each other and can feel harsh and unsophisticated. Then the 1990’s came along and red became overused again. Every suburban homeowner slapped red paint in a dining room. Unfortunately this is not a color to be taken lightly and a blast of red paint does not a well-designed color palette create.
Red needs to be respected, coddled, and appreciated for the sophistication it can bring when done correctly. One of my favorite marriages is red with shades of tan and beige. Warm neutrals will soften the intensity so that a space is sophisticated, fashion forward and sleek.
1. Upholstered Bed by The New Traditionalists
2. Side Table by The New Traditionalists
3. Glass Hurricane from Lazy Susan
4. Wave-Golden Hour wallpaper by Flat Vernacular
5. Wayne Chair in Taupe by Studio-A
6. Red Shag Rug from Surya
7. Throw pillow by Designs by Josette on Etsy
8. Vermillion Chairside Table from Bernhardt
9. hello beauty full artwork by Sugarboo Designs
10. St. Croix Table Lamp by Jamie Young
11. Rope Stool by Studio A
12. Soleil Mirror by Studio A