There's something exhilarating about walking into a room where this vivid hue has been incorporated. Whether it’s used to arouse the senses or envelope visitors in warmth, red is a favorite color choice among designers. Full of drama and passion, designers deploy the use of red to make a statement. Even if only used in a handful of accessories, it enlivens a room.
In Kit and Tim Kemp's London Townhouse (via Elle Decor) pattern upon pattern stylishly comingles. Red is exciting and uberglamorous. The layered effect is interesting and current.
In the Kemp's living room, a plethora of patterns continue to unfold. Red is discovered throughout the room, exuding warmth and friendliness.
In Kathy Ireland's Ojai home, red is bright and energetic. It casts a warm sunny glow in the master bedroom.
This living room is proof that red can also be smart and sophisticated. It's modern and sleek on the red leather barcelona chairs. Red makes a bold statement when used on the window treatments that envelope the space.
Red is exciting, glamorous and vibrant in this dramatic red study (via Elle Decor). Red walls are not for the faint of heart. It creates a glamorous bold background that takes a certain amount of courage and confidence.
In Kathy Ireland's Ojai kitchen, cherry red is mixed with yellows and oranges creating a happy down-to-earth vibe.
A traditional red chinoiserie wallpaper is mixed with vintage elements for a sophisticated look.
The bold red and white wallpaper in this library is toned down by the abundant use of tobacco. It's a sophisticated and chic color combination. It's energetic and bold while still being comforting and warm.
Red looks autumnal and sedate in this living room designed by Katie Ridder (via Elle Decor). Rich red chairs and an antique rug are juxtaposed with lush olive green window treatments. Shots of ochre balance the color palette.
I watched Sarah Richarson design this room on her show "Design Inc". While I'm not a huge fan of the majority of her work, I thought this bedroom would be fun and cozy for a young girl.
In this traditional living room, a red daybed takes center stage. I love the wood parquet floor and exquisite architectural details.
A gorgeous red crystal chandelier dangling above the white pedestal table makes a striking focal point. Two red chairs carry the statement into the adjoining room.
There's nothing timid about a red ceiling!