Thing is, I've always thought of red (the right, bright, warm red) as bold and fiery in a good way. It's a color that, for me, brings to mind passion, intense happiness, and ultimately deep and abiding love. So, many paint samples and even more paint coats later, we had one very lively poppy-hued wall. I love it every time I look at it. My husband, doubter though he was, does too.
Since then, I've added red accents throughout our home with almost wild abandon. Red pillows, red teapots, a red-edged mirror-they all seem to brighten up my rooms in a clean, modern way. So, in honor of these successful, hard-earned design decisions and also the fact that we're now in red-splashed February and about to celebrate Valentine's Day, we like to take a minute to praise all things about this lovely, lively hue.
Check out our slideshow below for a few unexpected ideas, including the chair and curtain fabric from the gorgeous, playful children's room above.