Where do we put red in the home? In the dining room Kitchen? Bedroom? Bathroom? Keeping in mind that red is a sexy color and a powerful one at that, do you really want red in your home? Where would you put it?
Tough question right? Yes indeed! So many people love red but do we want red in our homes? Well yes we do but where?
For a while there the obvious choice for red wall color was in the dining room and I’m so glad that is a thing of the past – at least I personally haven’t seen or designed a red dining room in a really long time. There are just so many other colors that are trending now and red may be a color choice of the past.
Now let’s talk about red in the bedroom. Now this is another scenario that I haven’t seen in years!!!! I think the last time I saw red wall color was in one episode of Sex and The City where Big painted a wall in his bedroom red – even Carrie didn’t like it!
Do we put red in the kitchen? I would most definitely use red somewhere in the kitchen but there is a problem with this. There are very few homes or home styles that can pull this look off.
I love the red cabinets but I know this is a look that most people will not have in their home. It’s not because homeowners don’t like red but the majority of homeowners don’t have this style home and just won’t be able to pull it off. Isn’t it beautiful though?
Now to the bathroom. Do we want to use red in the bathroom? This may sound really silly but trust me when I tell you that subliminal messages are huge when it comes to choosing color for your home.
Think back to 1977. Remember that scary movie that was supposedly true about a haunted house in Amityville, Long Island? There is only one movie that comes to mind and it’s the Amityville Horror. Remember that small red room in the basement where all the evil allegedly originated from? Well I don’t know about you but when I see a small red bathroom, that is what I think of. How awful right?
As far a red in the other rooms of the home, I’d take it down to a deep cherry red for the media or man cave, or add blue to it and switch it over to purple for a sexy bedroom.
Where would you put red?
Red can be an engaging color in the bedroom. Red is a pretty popular glass color for our armoires.
I love red but just don’t like it as a main wall color. I really love it in accents throughout the home especially in the bedroom. It’s hot 🙂
I have red accents in my kitchen. The Mixer, the red pot on the stove, the floor mats, etc. Red cushions on the chairs. Love red!
Ha! I have a red kettle too! Love the red accent on a black cooktop 🙂
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In Florida where Mediterranean style homes still abound, Tuscan Red is a popular choice by many of my clients. I use it primarily as a tray ceiling accent, usually in a lustrestone finish. Just finished a more contemporary budget condo where the client wanted to keep her red in the powder room, looks great with the art. Personally, I am not a fan of red but seem to get a lot of clients who are!
Terri -demographics do play a huge role when it comes to our color choices. Here in Charlotte, NC it’s nearly non existent in the newer construction homes however I have used it in the older homes or homes of ethnicity.
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