Red is the color of passion, confidence, and aggression. Unlike many other colors, the human eye immediately turns red. This could explain why red is a trend color of 2018. The fiery and brave decision to decorate your home with a shade of this intense color is a surefire way to break the ice with any guest you might be hosting in the near future. While there are many positive effects of decorating with red, believe us when we say there are several different ways you can go wrong with this pop of color. So if you’re considering making that bold interior design decision, then keep reading because our interior designers have teamed up and listed what not to do when you have red design ideas on your mind.
Stay with One Shade
A common misconception is that when choosing a color scheme for your room, you need to stick to a specific shade. You’ll also want to avoid this with muted colors like gray, blue, and white, but you’ll want to avoid this design mishap especially when incorporating red into your home’s interior. Just using the same shade of red or a different color in a room you design will become overstimulated for you and your guests very quickly. When it comes to decorating with red, consider a variety of shades, from softer options like Picture Gallery Red to more extravagant options like Red Obsession. The use of multiple shades gives your room a sense of depth and diversity that does not visually overwhelm your room.
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As you’ve probably noticed by now, designing and decorating with the color red is a constant balancing act between too little and too much. You can start by asking yourself one of two questions: Do I have enough red? Or do I have too much? If you’re asking the latter, take a step back and determine where you overemphasize the color red. If you feel overwhelmed and your walls aren’t red yet, paint the walls of the room earth tones or dark browns. The earthy hues help ground every red in the room and provide a complementary contrast that is always well suited to any interior design project.
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Yes, adding pops of color to an interior that is designed in a very minimalist sense usually creates an extra contrast. However, when you are decorating with red decor or paint, you want to be the opposite of minimal. Remember that red room designs are very dramatic visually. Gold, mirrored items, and bold window treatments add to the drama in the shades of red that you’ve opted for in a room. Red shines in styles that are over the top, glamorous and chic. If you want the opposite effect, use over-the-top red Accent decor If you want to play a bold display for rooms, you are sure to have a great design and daring space in your home.
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To be shy
Just like sticking to a shade, using a decor with a red accent doesn’t add much more than a slight pop of color to an area. Be as bold as the color red itself. Red is said to stimulate attraction and appetite. So why not incorporate red in your kitchen and dining room? When decorating the interior of your house with red decor or paint, you need to take a risk and rely on your choice. If you’re not ready to commit to painting, several red ones decorative accessories will have the same effect. Red room designs are often warm, inviting and dramatic. So don’t be afraid and know that when using red you have to strike the middle ground between beauty and function.
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So, if you have chosen to decorate with red and use multiple shades, then you should be bold, dramatic and confident. This is reflected in the way you design your interior. Take your time, find your own middle ground, and if you feel like you are overemphasizing the color, choose it back and still outfit more than minimalist styles require. By decorating with red, design a room that you love to live in as much as you loved it!