How To Decorate With Red

I wanted to kick off February and bring back our “How to Decorate With” series with How to Decorate With Red. Back in the day when I was in design school, they taught us that red was a very powerful color. It could make people hungry and fuels determination and strength. It is a very intense color for sure. We also were told the primary place to use red was in a kitchen or dining room. But over the years I have seen it used as a beautiful complimentary accent in a room, to showcase a front door and to be a seasonal pop of color in all rooms. If you are a lover of red and not sure how to use it in your home then follow our guide below and check out our favorite red shades in paint.

Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

How To Decorate With Red:

  • Used as a Accent Wall

    Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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  • Pop on a Kitchen Island

    Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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  • Accessories for a neutral room

Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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  • Statement Piece of Furniture

Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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  • With Shades of Blue

    Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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  • Front Door Color

Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

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How To Select The Perfect Red Paint Color:

  • A shade will look different from one room to the next due to lighting
  • Always paint a 4×4 swatch on the wall to see if it will work
  • Always paint 2-3 coats at least for a realistic swatch on the wall
  • Pop the trim in a white for a dramatic effect
  • Use accessories in the same shade to give your wall color some depth

Pin our image below with our favorite red paint colors to save it for later!

Do you love the color red but don’t know how to add it into your home decor? We’ve got design tips just for you on how to use red in your home and paint colors to choose from. Check out A Blissful Nest for more details. http://ablissfulnest.com/ #designtips #interiordesign #reddecor #paintcolor #redpaintcolor

Rebekah Dempsey is the Creative Director, Stylist and Editor of A Blissful Nest. A site about everything for the home from stylish entertaining to fresh interiors. She has been in the interior design field for 10 years and currently venturing into designing custom made items for the home to help other mommies live a styllish and blissful life.

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  • Thank you for highlighting red, my favorite color for a punch!
    Your photos of rooms using red are wonderful. I have loved the neutral pallet that so many people have used for the last few years, but I think the pendulum is swinging to get back to dramatic color accents.
    I recently painted the pine, reproduction farm table that I use for casual dining. My plan was to paint it black, but have a base of Chinese red that would show through in the distressed areas. I can’t tell you how hard it was to complete my plan with the black top coat– it looked spectacular red! Maybe next time around I’ll have the courage to leave it that color!
    I always enjoy your posts, thank you so much

  • I love red. While others may do layers of textured white, I do red on red on red. I do understand that my children will probably never allow the colour in their homes, but when given a choice, I will still choose red!