Cupid’s Color: 5 Ways to Design with Red

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We’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow! Valentine’s Day has us in the mood for romance and sumptuous reds. Luckily, when it comes to interior design this vibrant hue can make a statement all year long. Red is a primary color in design and, when used right, it can be a daring and powerful addition to a space.

Not sure how to integrate red into your next design? Here’s some inspiration:

Red rustic kitchen by Architect Erik Peterson and Interior Designer Susan Foley.
Glass panels behind the Caesarstone-topped island slide open to connect the kitchen to the formal dining area, great room and patio. Photo: Laura Moss

It’s striking to use bursts of red outside of the kitchen, too. Accent walls are an easy way to stylize a space in a bold way without a long-term commitment. Photo: Ruth Burts Interiors

If you’re looking for a brilliant red bedroom ideas, select a shade that is modern and bright. Designer: Marisa LaFiosca, Photo: Christian Garibaldi

Finally, if accents just aren’t enough and you’re ready to drench your design in red, take a cue from the masterful and playful French designer Philippe Starck at Le Royal Monceau in Paris. Full-blown monochrome red delivers an eye-catching effect in this seductive hotel bar.

Want more Valentine’s Day vibes? Check out other Interior Collective articles like Heart Inspired DIY Décor and Last Minute V-Day Crafts!

 

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