Cherry and tomato, garnet and rose, rust and burgundy…we could spend hours and hours naming the many luscious shades of red. While many might be wary of surrounding themselves with this powerful hue, these 5 designers show us why this color is the hottest ticket in town.
Michelle Nussbaumer of Ceylon et Cie
“From fire engines trucks and Dorothy’s ruby slippers to the pinky tones of Venetian architecture and the auburn-tinged hue in Titian’s masterpieces, red is magical and transportive and energizing. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart but I consider it a neutral.”
Erick Espinoza of Anthony Baratta, LLC.
“I can’t get enough of red, especially paired with camel and ultramarine! It’s the best punch of color a room can have. We try to sneak it into most projects—even if it’s just the smallest hint. My favorite shade has to be that bright red of a geranium in full bloom.”
Young Huh of Young Huh Interior Design
“I think it was Carolina Herrera who said everyone should have red in their home, and I certainly agree! Not only does it make a great wall color, but it’s just as striking as an accent because it’s warm, convivial, and looks great in diffused light.”
Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield of Woodson & Rummerfield
“Red is about commitment and being bold and confident, so when we design with it we go for it by layering in many shades on that side of the color spectrum from coral pinks to vivid cardinals.”
Mark D. Sikes
“Red is such a glamorous color, whether as a brilliant red lipstick or a high gloss accent on doors and trim. I especially love pairing it with a beautiful blue.”