Designing With Red

February 03, 2014
Designing With Red

After heading down to Chinatown on the weekend to soak up the festive vibes of the Lunar New Year, you couldn't help but get excited and inspired by colour!

One colour in particular that played a major role in the celebration was red.

Symbolising joy, good fortune and luck, the advancing colour of red is also said to ward off evil spirits.

When applying the colour red to an interior scheme, it can be extremely stimulating and energising and help create a real focal point to a space.

For this reason, it’s important to be aware of the scale of red you’re using.

For example, if you want to create a tranquil bathroom retreat, painting all the walls red will create a very invigorating space and perhaps not be the most calming of spaces.

Of course, this is all dependent upon the individual but as a general rule of thumb, it’s worth keeping this in mind when planning your interior scheme.

Red can be used as accent pieces to help draw the eye to one area of a space and perhaps away from another.

For example, a beautiful red pendant light hanging above the kitchen table or a gorgeous red kitchen glass splashback may help to stimulate conversation and appetite.

Red Pendant light

To view Pendant lights that come in the colour red, please click HERE

Visual Resource Coloured Red Glass Splashback

To view a variety of red Kitchen Glass Splashbacks, please click HERE

The children shouldn't miss out on all the design fun!

What about something quirky to help wake the kids up for a big day of school?

Try a LED Shower head light that can be set specifically on red, or rotate the colours of the rainbow!

Red LED shower

To view the range of LED Shower heads, please click HERE

By keeping your proportions of use of red in mind, you'll be well on your way to creating the perfect harmoniuos space without literally "seeing red"!