Inside the Red Room

Red is the color of passion. It can be cheerful and happy, or it can be aggressive and angry.  Red is a statement color, but it’s important to keep in mind when it’s too much, and when it’s not enough.

If you’re not ready to commit to a bold red taking over the room, consider using red as an accent color, as this will draw attention to other furnishings in the room. The reds found in the pillows, rug and flower pot make the room pop, and draw attention to the hat on the wicker chest, the green plant on the dresser, and the oar decorating the wall. Simple goes a long way!

In the kitchen, instead of overwhelming your guests with red cabinets all around, choose a bank of cabinets to paint red. Not only does this add charisma to the room, but red also stimulates the appetite, making your guests want to stay in that room!
If you’re feeling bold and gutsy, and decide to go red heavy, just make sure that the room can handle it. Using crisp black and whites work well with a bright red, making the room come together and not feel overwhelming. 
How are you using red in your home? Are you more apt to start off small before going bold?