Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

At Home: Warm Up with Red Decor

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

At Home: Warm Up with Red Decor

Article excerpt

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, you've likely seen a lot of red home decor items in retail stores. Red is a strong, bold color that can perk up a space year-round. If you are looking to infuse the color red into your home decor, now is an ideal time to snag some key pieces.

Shades of red

Red comes in all shades and tones, and you don't have to limit yourself to using just one in a space. For example, it's OK to mix tomato red with burgundy in the same space. This technique essentially involves using a tint or shade of a dominate color.

In home decor, some of the easiest shades of red to work with in a space are ruby red, bright poppy and rich tomato. These shades of red can serve as ideal pops of color.

How to use red

Red, like other bold accent colors, can be used in virtually any room of the home, but be sure to use the color purposefully in order to not overdo it. Some of the best ways to bring red into the home are through the use of bold, bright pops of color in deliberate and thoughtful ways. …

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