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Color Therapy- Red Hot

 Image Miles Redd

Image Miles Redd

Whether you know a name for every shade or call a spade a spade, color has a huge impact on us in many ways. In this new series, Color Therapy, I want to not only highlight trending colors but show how designers use them in unique and aspirational ways. As a color lover I hope this series will encourage you to bring more color into your home and life so I've also pulled together some accessories to get you started!

One color that is popping up in a powerful way is red. Interior trends notoriously follow fashion and red was all over the Fall/Winter 2017 runways. Benjamin Moore named Caliente the color of 2018 and Charlotte Sinclair of Vogue says, "Revolutions are ignited by it, the camera loves it and people go to court over it – no other colour has the extraordinary appeal of red." It's a classic color rooted in human history and we're seeing it trending in two different ways.

 Max Mara Elle Decor UK

Max Mara Elle Decor UK

No need to pepper it throughout a room in equal parts, designers are layering different shades of red in one space.

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Another bold move is to commit to using it in one impactful way. We're seeing it especially in upholstery. Not ready for a red couch? Start with an ottoman or lacquered side table.

 House Beautiful UK

House Beautiful UK

Another option for using red in interior design is to commit to using it in one impactful way. We’re seeing it especially in upholstery. Not ready for a red couch? Start with an ottoman or lacquered side table. Maybe even your kitchen cabinets, stair runner or wallpaper.

 Image via Neptune Europe Ltd.

Image via Neptune Europe Ltd.

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 Jennifer Robbins Interiors photo Alyssa Rosenheck

Jennifer Robbins Interiors photo Alyssa Rosenheck

 Centered by Design photo by Dustin Halleck

Centered by Design photo by Dustin Halleck

Hope you are feeling fired up and ready to use red in your interior design plans. A little bit of color therapy goes a long way!

*This post was originally written for Centered By Design.