Red is a powerful color that commands attention. A touch of red has a big impact, making it a popular choice for use in home d cor. Here are some color combination ideas to help incorporate your favorite shade into your home.
Bold shades really pop against light backgrounds, and a splash of red can liven up a neutral space. Red has been referred to as a kind of neutral itself not because it s a muted tone, but because it s so easily matched with a range of colors. Cream looks great with warm reds, gray is a beautiful backdrop for cranberry, and white looks crisp with all shades of red.
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Complimentary colors work dynamically because they are opposite each other on the color wheel. The impact comes from the contrast as the colors draw on each other s intensity. A saturated red-and-green combo is probably too Christmasy for most people s taste, but a less saturated sage green or pale olive will make the pairing more d cor-friendly.
This is another case of opposites attract. The warm/cool interaction of this unexpected combination makes both hues even more vibrant. Wine-red Marsala, the 2015 Color of the Year, is commonly paired with turquoise and its close cousin teal.
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Golden metallic finishes are a terrific complement to deep ruby tones. The combo is festive, elegant, and warm. Red can have a fiery vibrance when paired with bright gold. Red with copper imbues a cozier feeling, and with silver it carries a cool, chic look. A red and gunmetal gray combo has a distinctly masculine edge.