Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Paint the Town Red!

Even before the final countdown to the holidays began I was thinking that it would be great to have a bold, red window display here in the shop. Our inspiration was this intriguing 3-dimensional looking wallpaper from Romo. With the addition of the nailheads you have touch it to convince yourself that is actually a flat surface.

Red is not typically one of my go-to colors, but nothing says celebration like red. Red conveys a sense of passion and intensity so much so that the phrases “Power Tie”and “Red Carpet” conjure up strong images. Crimson, ruby and rouge can all speed up your heart rate.
Think of Valentino and red is the first color that comes to mind. He practically invented the color. He’s the Ferrari of the fashion world.











The last two covers of Elle D├ęcor featured red as the dominant color in their room designs. I think they may be on to something here.

One of my favorite fabric lines-Marimekko-often uses a pop of red with both orange and pink to really make a statement. And it’s a match made in heaven with a red Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair.


And red is such a popular color for front doors because it really stands out and looks great with almost any house color.

"When in doubt, wear RED." - Bill Blass

2 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

When asked which color I like, I wouldn't normally choose red first, but you're right ~ I'm always drawn to a red front door and I do like to wear red on occasion {I've been told it's a good color for me} and it does always seem to grab your attention in advertising, clothing, cars, etc.

Margot said...

Red is a truly inspiring color...I have rediscovered it this season, due to buying red placemats from Williams-Sonoma! Now I can't get enough of it.