The Color Red


The mind works in mysterious ways. I was browsing Valentine’s Day cards at a local shop the other day, most of them with red the predominant color. This got me thinking about what a great color red can be, which of course led me to the interior design projects I’ve done using this dynamic color. The scheme for the dining room in this photo started with the fantastic red fabric from Coraggio, which I used to upholster all the walls. Counterpoint underneath was created using a dado panel, plus a bench in the bay window. The table is a magnificent English Traditional double pedestal, with Chippendale chairs. The rug is custom, the round table an antique, and the walls are full of the homeowners’ extensive art collection. But it started with the wall fabric, and the color red. You can see more photos of this splendid home here. 

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  1. The color red is always a challenge for living spaces. I like your photo though, great color. As being synesthete I live a life in colors. Synesthesia means that I see colors when I see words and numbers.I transform this in paintings of names and birthdays.

    Comment by Wordsintocolor — January 27, 2010 @ 6:33 pm

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