Bursting out from the crowd of warm neutrals, red is making an impact
Now is not a time to be reserved with your colour choices; be bold and confident and you'll feel all the better for it. Being the most daring of the primary colours, red is often shied away from when we think about decorating our homes. However, it's seldom missing from autumn/winter colour palettes adding its warm and fiery touch.
In interiors, we've seen neutrals getting warmer and beige and cream colours are now moving over to allow for more rich and earthy shades such as terracotta, cinnamon and rust. Also, coming through from the fashion catwalk, intense purple and berry shades are deepening the red palette – and we're seeing these shades work so well on the tactile and sumptuous velvet and leather textiles that are such a talking point right now.
As our spaces are becoming more minimal and fuss-free in style, whether it be with handleless cabinetry or beautiful storage, we can afford to be more confident with colour. In your kitchen, you can go for a real eye-catching statement with a stunning granite surface, such as the one shown from Gerald Culliford, which has depth and details with a natural mix of intense red to lighter crimson and touches of grey. Or, if you're after styling ideas, choose a selection of tableware and accessories in terracotta such as the Junto carafe from Normann Copenhagen which is made from rustic, fired clay.
We hope these ideas will help you embrace the versatile colour of red, with it's varying hues, and bring a touch of welcoming warmth into your home.
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Eva sofa in Isla Fox £2,250, and Burnham Red matt emulsion, £38 for 2.5L, Neptune
Perth fabric, £49.50 per metre, Ian Mankin
A selection of luxurious cushions and throws, all from Bloomingville
Grove cotton stonewashed waffle bedspread in Terracotta, £49, Made.com
Marinace Rosso granite, from £280 per sq. m, Gerald Culliford
Terracotta carafe, £10, Normann Copenhagen
Roma cabinetry in Oxford Blue and teamed with Terracotta Sunset, from £7,500, Masterclass Kitchens
Article by: EKBB