Using Colors to Create Mood in a Room: Red

Looking for a bold, dramatic feel in a room? You’ll want to start with your color selection, and red is a great choice for an action-oriented atmosphere. Red is most associated with the physical realm, and denotes courage, strength, excitement and general stimulation. The color also creates a warm, proud and friendly feel. It’s a great color for dynamic rooms where the action is centered, be it a studio, home office, living room or dining room.

Since red is such an overpowering color, you may want to introduce pops of it throughout a room. Red accents with neutral tones like black, cream, white, grey and tan look stunning, like in the room above from Savvy Southern Style.

If you’ve been eyeing this power color for your home, below are some ideas from the new sale fabrics for introducing a bold red into your home, or you can find all red selections here.

Scarlet Red Asian Linen

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Chianti Red Solid Chenille

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Red Solid Faux Silk  

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Paramount Royal Red and Purple Geometric Upholstery

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Garnet Red Geometric Embroidery Drapery and Upholstery

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