Energetic, passionate and dominant, red is often assumed as one of the most powerful color trends in the spectrum. Whether it’s lipstick or a full painted wall, the allure of red is undeniable. With all these appealing qualities, it’s only fitting that Scarlet Red is forging ahead stronger next year as one of the top Trends in interior décor. Studies have shown that red increases brain activity and drives physical stamina as well as evoking a feeling of hunger making this color ideal for use in kitchen and dining areas.
Scarlet Red is a passionate, sexual and romantic colour making it perfect for use in the bedroom. Did you know that red backgrounds increase attractiveness and desirability of a person standing in front of it? I wonder how many of you are now reaching for that red paint pot!
Colour experts have also described red as such a stimulating shade that it has distracting effects that reach into our subconscious. As bold and captivating as it may be though, Red is probably one of most dangerous colours of the spectrum and needs to be used with care.
These negatives denote scarlet red not such a desirable color to use in areas and places where thoughtful work will be conducted such as offices and focus based working areas.
Today red is seen as both a traditional colour and a top modern trend colour for 2018. Depending on its use and so long as it is used in the right context, red can mix well with almost any color scheme.
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Red instills focus and easily becomes the defining element of a space. Scarlet red or orange tones can make you feel energized and alive, while subtler shades of burgundy or maroon can evoke the cozy, insular vibe of an old-fashioned space.
So how do you decorate with red without going overboard?
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The Nº11 Chair was carefully developed to enhance your dining experience providing a quality seating solution. Handsomely crafted from solid brass this modern chair is also available is in different colors/finishes combining an avant-garde approach with classic and emblematic lines. Price Enquiry?
Ann is a contemporary floor lamp composed of a minimal modern structure with a perfectly matching square lampshade. The lampshade is sized to balance the architectural form and is available either in fabric or silk. This floor lamp is a magnificent modern light and it is suited for any location within your home. Price Enquiry?
It’s easy to design a room around furniture in neutral shades but decorating around brightly colored elements can be a challenge. One way to decorate around scarlet red is to treat it as the focal point of the room using plenty of neutral color throughout the rest of the room to help keep the red toned down.
Introduce an element of ‘preciousness’ with the use of bespoke furniture such as this piece from Boca do Lobo : Forest. Intriguing characteristics – the mixtures of materials, the creative chaos result in a simple yet statement solution. Price Enquiry?
Scarlet red is such a high-impact color that furniture in this shade dominates the room. Avoid using other bold colors alongside as some colors create visual conflict and don’t make the mistake of filling the room with red décor as too much same same color will overwhelm and fight within the space.
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Tan, beige, cream and gold are neutral colors that work well with scarlet red. Balance the scarlet red by repeating it in small doses.
Achieve this by introducing red coloured small décor pieces and accents such as throw pillows, wall art, flower vases, lamps, upholstery, draperies and other accent/accessory items.
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When using RED, a few things to remember ….
As a wall color choice red has the potential to make a room feel smaller.
Red is a brave, bold extremely intense shade and will most definitely dominate a room if overdone.
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