red color scheme

I Heart Ginger Jars

I really love ginger jars. They have beautiful and intricate patterns that I could admire all day long.

My favourite jars are blue:

blue ginger jars

Closely followed by red:

red ginger jars

Pilgrim Lounge

Welcome into the colourful and wonderfully kitsch lounge room of Pilgrim Lee from Draw Pilgrim! She is vibrant, fun, colorful and with a sense of humour, I really love this style.

lounge room

lounge room

red couch

colorful cushions

kitsch bookshelf

yellow shelf

Red Patterns on The Walls

Complex and exciting, red patterns and textures take centre stage in the bedroom.

The “pure” red of which certain abstractionists speak does not exist. Any red rooted in blood, glass, wine, hunters’ caps and a thousand other concrete phenomena. Otherwise we would have no feeling toward red and its relations.

By Robert Motherwell.

A French inspired bedroom. This guest room, designed by Tom Scheerer, takes its French Provincial flavor from Quadrille’s Lafayette toile de Jouy on the walls. Featured in the April 2009 issue of House Beautiful.

french style bedroom

Photo credit: Francesco Lagnese

Designer Healing Barsanti used an antique barley-twist bed in this guest room. The wallpaper is GP&J Baker’s Poppies. Featured in the October 2006 issue of House Beautiful.

rustic red bedroom

Photo credit: John Gould Bessler

It’s pattern-on-pattern-on-pattern in red in this master bedroom designed by Mary McDonald: Schumacher stripes and graphics, vintage florals, and a Bergamo rug from Asmara. Featured in the December 2009 issue of House Beautiful.

red bedroom

Photo credit: Tim Street-Porter

The Germantown, New York, bedroom of interior designer Gaser Tabakoglu, a protégé of Renzo Mongiardino, features awning stripes and a dramatic tomato-red four-poster. Photographer: John M. Hall and Designer: Gaser Tabakoglu from
red striped bedroom

A bed canopy sets the scene for restful sleep; choose from crisp stripes, smart tailored linen or romantic sheers. Here, traditional French country style has been created by draping striped ticking from Mulberry Home across two poles hung from ceiling hooks with ribbon. A red floral bedspread from The Blue House adds dramatic contrast, while antique slatted doors on a built-in cupboard and a French-style mirrored dressing table complete the look.

This is indeed an opulent bedroom. The idea of layering curtains, creating fabric wall panels and fitting gold gilt pelmets above the window and bed was inspired by classical Roman decoration. Dunelm Mill fabric has been made into an eye-catching bedspread and cushions, and the luscious red carpet is equally decadent.

Bedrooms with Red Walls

There is no other color like the color red for maximum impact appeal! The color red appears to advance towards you while making all other colors in the room retreat.

Everyone’s idea of red in their minds eye is different as expressed in the following quote:

If one says “Red” – the name of a colour – and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different.

By Josef Albers

And now for some red walled bedroom inspiration!

Pull one statement-making color out of a bedspread fabric for the wall color to get an unforgettable look. Here, candy-apple-red walls are bold and in control. For eye-catching artwork, paint empty picture frames white and place them on the wall above the bedframe. The white pops against the red, adding interesting contrast to the walls.

red bedroom idea


Red Baroque bedroom with walls painted in a bold Craig & Rose shade are offset with chunky French-style carved pine furniture and a gold mirror to make a strong statement in this bedroom. Light-coloured decorative curtains, carpet and bedding prevent the room from being too overbearing.

red wall bedroom


A bedroom has been transformed into a cosy haven with rich ruby red walls and a matching throw and cushions. A striking palm-leaf cushion gives the room a modern feel. Pretty candles and brass accessories, like the lamp, complete the warm and inviting look.


In this Oriental-inspired bedroom one wall is painted in bold red, which adds depth to this neutral scheme. Pale wooden furniture blends into the caramel-coloured walls and carefully placed accessories and the orchid bed linen from Next completes the look.


All that’s old is new again when spruced up with color and the appropriate comforts. This dark Gustavian-tyle bed from Viva Terra Here is made from reclaimed fir and is an ideal compliment to Benjamin Moore’s Vibrant Blush, a rich stain on the surrounding walls. Blue and white bedding soften the room, and stitched throw pillows add a handcrafted feel.

country style bedroom red


Sheets and pillowcases in orange and purple are enough to raise the temperature in this room and the red walls take it to the next level! This bedroom is sure to give you rosy cheeks.

very red bedroom


A lovely red bedroom wall combined with damask throw pillows on the bed for pure perfection!
red white and black bedroom

Make a cushioned headboard from different prints and textiles. Pick fabrics in coordinated colours to cover nine cushions that can be fixed together to a plyboard backing, and get an expert to assemble for you.

red wall bedroom


bedroom with red wall