I have had a long love affair with the color red. In fact, I am pretty sure that you would be able to find a “red” gene in my DNA. (I share this love of red with my Aunt Janet.) Red shoes, red bags, red furniture, etc. - there are so many things in life that just look best in the color red. If you open my closet you will find at least five pairs of red shoes. The kitchen utensils in my drawers… red. Most of the napkins in my linen cabinet… red. My well-worn Italian leather travel bag… red. You get the picture.
As a younger person, my first house was swathed in red. I had a red bathroom, red bedding, red drapes, red throw pillows… My little rental house even came with original red counter tops from the 50’s - fate! As I have matured in my decorating style, I have toned down the red over the years, but I am a firm believer that every room needs a little red. Even if you are a minimalist that prefers all neutral colors, you can definitely use a little red in your life!
Here are a few more examples I found on some of my favorite sites of how you can use red in your home, both subtly and boldly.