Red and gray home decor is trending for 2018. And with Benjamin Moore’s Caliente Color of the year for 2018, I think we’ll be seeing a lot of red home decor in the months ahead.
Although, opinions vary widely regarding the use of red home decor…
- Feng Shui would recommend only to use red as an accent color and not in dining rooms, children’s bedrooms or kitchen.
- Historical designs are plentiful providing red room designs; from dining rooms to bedrooms. Often times these rooms were layered floor to ceiling including paint & upholstery all in shades of red.
However, a red and gray palette is a perfect match. As in the bedroom below, the red upholstered bed adds just the right amount of energy to the mid-grey, cool white and deep purple ceiling.
And Red and gray paint colors…
Interior Paint Colors. Red alone can be overpowering in a space. But fear not adding gray will cool the pallet down!
In addition, there are many ways to paint a room using shades of this primary color.
- Paint an accent wall.
- Or, paint above a chair rail.
- And most importantly … two things.
- Look at actually how much wall space you have. Often times especially in a dining room the walls have large furniture, windows, curtains and artwork leaving little wall space.
- Evaluate your lighting sources. Do you have ample natural light? Does your current lighting need an update? Make sure to check it out at different times of the day –> night.
Red Home Decor Accents & a Gray paint color. Red used in textiles such as; bedding, curtains, accent pillows or an area rug are no-fail ways to introduce red into your color palette. So it’s up to you, add a little touch of red or a lot!
Combine Red Hues into a cool paint palette. So typically red is thought of as warm and gray cool. So mix warm red tones into a cool paint palette for a balance.
Have a great weekend!
And as always thanks for sharing your week with us ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home