I’m working on a family room design right now that is to revolve around my client’s existing red sofa. This is a (fun) challenge for me as I don’t often use red in large doses. Red can often be overdone- the wrong shade on the walls, or just too much of it everywhere- but with the right design it can be powerful, warm, happy and chic. Since the sectional is such a big piece visually I’d prefer not to over-saturate the room with more red. Instead, I want to find a way to tie it to other colors that will complement it.
This is the sofa…
I plan to introduce new colors with a rug and pillows. Here are my favorite color schemes that work well with red. Which is your favorite?
I love red mixed with powder blue for a preppy, happy feel. Tie in a powder blue rug with a pillow that features both red and the same shade of blue.
I love red mixed with pink for a romantic yet vibrant room. Mix in black to add a tailored edge to the space.
Red and cerulean blue is a perfect combo to design a traditional room with a twist. Mix in pillows that bring in a third color element so that the room doesn’t just read red-white-and-blue.