Color Inspiration- Red


Welcome to our third post on color inspiration!  In the last few weeks, we have talked about the colors green and blue, their different shades and meanings, and how to use them in different places. Today, we are going to talk about my own personal favorite color: red.  We love love love using red, because it has so many facets and hues, and also because it seems to make everything it touches just super warm and cozy!  Red is used everywhere, you can find it in every style, culture and location.

Because we love red so much, we thought we would share today how we have used the color in our own projects!

 

In these ski area homes, we used sparing pops of red to draw you into the room, and to hold the warmth in the winter months when the snow is blowing (like you can see out the window in this first picture!)

Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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We love to use reclaimed wood and old barn wood in our projects.  These next three images show how subtly red can be presented with the use of distressed barn wood.  The first picture also shows how bolder reds can be incorporated by adding accessories like towels and washcloths!

Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Bathrooms can also be a great place for reds.  You can see in these bathrooms that the shades we chose are very different from the reds you have seen so far (they are closer in hue to orange, but still provide the red “warmth” that we love).  Powder rooms are a good place to use the dark reds and the bold, bright reds, while master baths and guest baths are better places for a more relaxed tone.

Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Finally, dining areas are a fantastic place to use reds.  We love using red in dining rooms and kitchens because of the cozy quality that it creates.  Warm reds in these rooms make you just want to sit down and chat and stay a while!

Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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Red Interior Design | Home on the Range

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We hope you enjoyed this edition of Color Inspiration!  What will next week’s color be? It’s a mystery!  Until then, you can follow us on Pinterest to see what colors we’re pinning, or like us on Facebook to stay up to date with everything design related!  To see more of our projects, visit our website, or follow us on Houzz!

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