It’s not against the current trend to paint your home in all green paint. Your home should be as unique as you are. One natural hue that has consistently been the most popular for the last decade is red. Because it’s the warm iron tones often seen in homes and work spaces, red is an obvious choice for the exterior of buildings and home. This year there’s a good reason for this: red is the favorite hue of spring.
From red walls to red furniture, there are plenty of options for the front lawn, porch or other outdoor space. This photo shows a set of red grass mats, which are a modern accent for a lush, green space. This set up from Lonny is a great example of how a red outdoor setting can be achieved in a variety of ways, including using traditional siding like this one.
Even if you don’t have a lot of green lawn space, it’s still possible to create a diverse, living-focused front yard with red fence, manicured planters and the grass mashing of vibrant wildflowers. This image from Mosquito crips of Lake Tahoe provides a good example of what can be accomplished with red in the front yard:
Even one small pop of red in a strategically placed place is dramatic and certainly enough to create a focal point. There’s a red swing set in this next image that is the perfect addition to a terrace. Not too shabby, huh?
Red walls add power and drama to otherwise neutrally decorated homes. An entryway/mudroom would benefit from red walls, don’t you think?
One of the most common places to incorporate scarlet in the kitchen: the dining room. This is a bold color that is often used in modern and contemporary kitchens to set it apart without appearing as if the space itself is done in red! This space by Tobias Associates uses red cabinets to set off the grey kitchen and contrast beautifully with other neutral shades as well.
The main interest in any color is in its saturation level, and red is a vivid color that does not fall far off the spectrum. For dramatic effect, opt for a deep red with a glossy finish on your cabinets. This is not so hard to achieve when compared to the other colors, of course – just take some time to consider the size of your space and the difficulty of achieving the look you want!
Trying to replicate the hues on fire? Or maybe you just want to set off the deep reds with some subtle, pale yellow accents – either way we found this gorgeous dining room table set featuring both red and yellow tones!
In a home where popularity is in a constant state of growth, it’s nice to have some diversity in one or all the areas of the home. If you are growing children’s room and don’t want them to be dressing up their room entirely in red, then select a few pieces in one color that stand out. These small, bold pieces would be a hit.