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Decorating with Red

Do you love a bit of red for home decor?

I know most people shy away from decorating with red, but red is kinda like black, just a little goes a long way. Most of the trends I see in the decorating world are going back to neutrals, whites, beiges, grays, etc. Colors that compliment the Farmhouse Style of home decor. How about a pop of color with your neutrals?

decorating with red

I am really surprised with the pantone color of the year 2017, Greenery! Really ?? Now don’t get me wrong this is still one of my favorite colors for summer sweaters but not for home decor. I live in northern New England where we don’t see many rooms decorated with apple green these days.

decorating with red

This picture is from HGTV. Here’s their description of the 2017 hue called greenery. Think spring and gardening.

“Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”

Neutrals and pops of color

The picture below came from a post from Period Living “Stone Cottage Filled with Upcycled Finds” If you click on the picture to the article you will see some great renovations with just pops of color throughout. A perfect house tour for decorating with red.

decorating with red

 So What Do You Think About Decorating with Red?

Red is a wonderful warm color that can make everything in a room pop. A room without it, declared Vincent Fourcade, a famous mid century French-American decorator to the rich and famous, is like “a woman without lipstick.” Now I don’t know if anyone would agree with the lipstick theory anymore but the reality of just a little red can make a huge impact.

Love this farmhouse gray room with just bit of red. Click on the picture for the whole post.

decorating with red

We paint a lot of furniture and would you believe the red pieces always sell the quickest? The one below sold before it was finished. It is painted in our Fusion Mineral Paint color-Fort York Red ♥  Original hardware was painstakingly cleaned.

decorating with red
Fusion Mineral Paint-Fort York Red

We have 6 stocked red colors in our paint lines. Every one of them is a good seller.

decorating with red

Are you afraid to do some decorating with red? Next time you look at decorating fabric or any floral prints, look closely and see how many have just a little bit of red to make all the other colors come alive? If you are a DIY home decorator you know that paint is the cheapest and easiest way to up-date room or piece of furniture. Go ahead and be daring and try this warm rosey hue on an accent piece!

Paint it Red

decorating with red
Fusion Mineral Paint-Cranberry

If you need some incentive to paint your life with a bit of red, All red paint is 20% off for the month of February. Remember red isn’t just for Christmas.

decorating with red

Happy Painting Journey!


  1. thea hutchings says:

    That’s a beautiful colour – I’m a huge fan of the Miss Mustard Seed red and want to tackle an old blanket box in that colour as my next DIY project! I recently upcycled an old sideboard in “Typewriter”

    1. Tricycle is a big hit no matter what I paint with it. Have fun with your project!

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