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Feeling the Love…for the Color Red.

Valentine’s Day dovetails perfectly with the extraordinary time we had at the Vermont Go Red for Women Luncheon, so it only makes sense to sing praises to color of red – a shade so powerful, so passionate, and so versatile!  It mixes well with almost any color scheme, and there is a place for it in every home – it’s just a matter of choosing the right shade and the right quantity. redroom

Red is a terrific accent color when used for lighting, pillows, oriental rugs, candles, and artwork.  Red is enticing, intriguing, and commands attention.    It works well connecting other reds in the room, drawing the eye from one splash of red to the next.

When considering larger amounts of red, remember that bold, red furniture looks its absolute best in spaces with high ceilings, a muted wall color, and plenty of natural light.  Red paint can sometimes make a room feel smaller.  To remedy this, try painting just one accent wall, or offset your ruby room with lots of white elements and soft lighting.

Is your kitchen or dining room crying for a little pick me up?  Refreshing your chairs with some red paint can add instant life to the space.  Just make sure it won’t clash with any preexisting designs or colorful furniture.  Red is certainly a force to be reckoned with!

You can’t go wrong with red draperies and a good, grounding wall color.  Honestly, the possibilities are endless.  Consider deep crimson with rich gold designs for a sophisticated room, or cream with soft red designs for a more delicate and antique feel.  Rusty, traditional red can really pull together a space with a neutral color scheme.

Oh, red, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways!

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