Friday

Color Pick : Ravishing Red !


Last night as I was pinteresting , I came across this striking picture of a room painted in a Ravishing Red and all it had in it was a simple bathtub & an over-sized chandelier ! I just could not let it go without re-pinning it ! Love the sheer brilliance of the color Red in this room. Though personally I am not a big fan of using red all over the place, the styling of the space just got me hooked. That being said, I do love to accessorize a table or room with pops of the bold & assertive color...Red !




 " If one says ' Red ' – the name of color – and there are fifty people listening , it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different . "
-- Josef Albers

How true ! Scarlet, Cardinal, Crimson, Vermillion, Wine Red, Maroon, Ruby red, Brick Red, Strawberry Red - you would never know which shade of red one is thinking about !



This vibrant color is associated with beauty in many languages. I asked a few people about the first thing that came to their minds when I said the word red, this is range of answers I got : Love, Rose, Anger, Fire-Trucks, Celebration, Sensuous, Stop Sign, Cherries, Candy-Cane, Heat, Valentines, Fire , Blood , Power, Christmas , Rubies, Strawberries , Passion , Luxury , Romance & Lil' Red Riding Hood !


Red belonging to the element of Fire ( in Feng Shui ), is a very warm color that is known to stimulate & excite. Usually a fabulous color pick for the dining room or a living room...Red is now spotted almost in every room of the house.

Various shades of Red used in this contemporary kitchen, creating visual focal points throughout the space. Brilliant with the white & the light blue-grey tones.

Apparently, Frank Lloyd Wright's signature color is the variant of Red called the Cherokee Red. The Cherokee Red is said to harmonize the interior rooms with the natural colors of brick and wood which were very dominant in F.L.Wrights creations.


I luv this red painted door in a neutral tones entryway.

And I have heard that a door painted Red is said to bring Good Luck . So it works for Aesthetics & for bringing in Prosperity into your home . A perfect color for your Front Door then ... Isn't it !


Splashes of Red brings in that much needed color , fun & excitement to this girl's bedroom !

Love the bright red hot accent ... so dramatic  !


Interesting tidbits about this Sensational Color : Did you know that Red is the first color you lose sight of at twilight ? Oh and that bees can't see the color red, but they can see all other bright colors. Red flowers are usually pollinated by birds, butterflies, bats, and wind, rather than bees !


Muted shades of Red in this home-office space brings in cheer & a freshness to the space !

Red can vary in hue from orange-red to violet-red. And for each hue there are a wide variety of shades and tints, from very light pink to dark burgundy ! Bull's Eye Red, Hot Tamale, Million Dollar Red, Hot Spice & Tomato Tango are some fun names for the Red shades given by the paint companies.


A red soaking tub & red print wall paper ... I see whimsical luxury in here !


These simple chairs in the celebratory Red color is such a huge style statement !


I like Red because it can be such a passionate & rich color ! It can exude opulence in any simple styled room. At the same time , it can be this single piece of art in Red that can make a Style Statement .Do not be intimidated by this beautiful color. Check out my pinterest board Ravishing Red for ideas & inspiration !
Enjoy bringing a lil ' spice into your home with Red .


Happy Styling !


Fotocredits: houzz,decorpad,pinterest

2 comments:

  1. A rich color indeed! Beautiful pics!

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    1. Minol ( for Studio M Designs )February 21, 2013 at 11:50 PM

      Thank you Najwa !

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