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Red is all about energy. Just a shot can take a room up a notch, add a touch of glamor and highlight a favorite feature. Here are few spaces that show just how vibrant this hue can be.

Elle Decor :: Photographer Henry Bourne

This luxurious bedroom, enveloped in red and gold sari fabric, is so dramatic. Mix in hot pink cushions and the end result is nothing short of regal.

via My Favorite and My Best

Red makes a big impression even in small doses. The lacquer on this bathroom cabinet commands attention. Complemented by an antique rug, this look is absolutely classic.

Elle Decor :: Photographer William Waldron

Red and black work well together, and can be tempered with warm neutrals like cream and brown to bring a space down to earth.

Super Rural

Red doesn’t always have to be exotic or glamourous; it can be whimsical too. Red and pink are a great color combination, creating a young and modern color palette.

Commune Design

If you’re not sure just how much red you want at home, try a single accessory. The shade atop this gold lamp is all the red this living room needs to be energizing.

What do you think about red? How do you use it in your home? For more red room inspiration check out my Pinterest board.

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  2. CplusE says:

    Red is my favorite color! If it were only me, it would dominate our home's color scheme, but I do have to consider my husband's preferences as well. He can handle red as an accent color, so I use it for curtains, rugs, pillows, etc., and keep the rest of the palette neutral. I did go all out in my office, though, since my husband never goes in there. All of the walls are painted a shade of red just slightly more subdued than fire-engine red!

    • Jeanine Hays says:

      Nice! I think it also makes the perfect accent color. Sounds like you have a beautiful and energetic home.

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  4. Sarah Macklem says:

    I love to use pops of red in an otherwise neutral palette. My dining room is painted gray with black furnishings. A small dose of red gives it life…

    This was a great article. Love red!

    ~Sarah Macklem
    Sarah Macklem Interiors, LLC

    • Jeanine Hays says:

      Your home is absolutely classic. I love the color palette and your lovely holiday decor. Thank you for sharing.

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