red hot summer

6.20.2013

Because I am guilty of consistently gravitating toward blue interiors, I wanted to give red some summer lovin' today:

Red has a special place in my heart. Much like blue, red is bold and bright, but interiors dominated by the color (I'm not talking coral accents) are often feared to be too formal or warm for seaside spaces. Subsequently, red is often bypassed for blue in beach homes, but it shouldn't be discounted from coastal decor. Instead, different shades and patterns of red can be combined to create an unexpectedly soft space which takes the color from bold to beach.

Here's how:

red interior decor

red interior decor

red interior decor

red interior decor
Cottage Living 

red interior decor

red interior decor

red interior decor

red interior decor

red interior decor
Designer Carolyn Espley-Miller via House Beautiful

red interior decor

red interior decor

red interior decor

red interior decor

red interior decor

red interior decor

red interior decor

Perhaps am exercising my creative license when I say "red," but isn't that what interior decorating is all about? Go ahead and allow the laid-back lifestyle of the beach to inform your interiors and help you think outside the red box (ooooh--now I want to rent a romcom...):

red color wheel

Enjoy!

Emilie

4 comments:

Andrea said...

Wow, what a great post! I would like a red and white beach house, decorated just like these rooms, please!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

emilie said...

Me, too! With some pink mixed in, of course!

Sofia Martha said...

Love everything about this post!

xoxo

Sofia

emilie said...

Thank you, Sofia! :)

 
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