Red is the colour of passion, excitement, power and intimate love. A bedroom with reddish walls is a bold and confident design choice that is surprisingly adaptable to a wide gamut of complements and accents. The one constant for choosing bedding to flatter reddish walls is the need for an equally strong hue. The comforter in a red room must be able to hold its own against the potent expanse of color that will dominate the space if left unchecked.
Red silk patterned wallpaper calls out for equal gleam from the comforter. A very clear or deep red on the walls will cast a faint tint of colour on a silver silk comforter or a rich gray damask duvet cover. Silver and gray are surprising accents in a majestic red room — the usual metallic hue is gold. But lighter, softer colors invite a pewter and dove tweed carpet, or a oriental rug touched by cooler tones of peacock-blue, silver and gray together with red. Faux finish the timber frame of a reproduction antique bench at the foot of the bed at tarnished silver, and cover it with silver and deep red striped silk or brocade to reflect the bedding and walls.
Red walls, white trim and snappy white bedding are cheerful and upbeat — no lolling about in bed as soon as you open your eyes in this room. Try all-white sheets, pillow shams and comforter. Play to your theme with nautical red anchors appliqued to the pure cloud-white of the bedspread. Slide a red-and-white candy-striped duvet cover over your comforter. Plop a fluffy white flokati bedside rug on the ebony-stained hardwood flooring and drape a white silk robe over the closet door. Complete red-and-white striped balloon colors are crisp and lavish, and pull the vibrant walls and tidy whites together in an exuberant pouf of the colours.
Jewel Box Bedroom
Dream of princes and palaces in a Faberge egg of a bedroom with enameled walls the colour of rubies and a satin comforter that shines like sapphires. Keep colors easy in a gem-colored room without the requirement for a triad of tones to distract you from the purely ornate gems on the walls and the bed. Heap the bed using piles of ornamental silk and satin pillows at the rich, deep blue and lighter hues — medium blues and blue-grays. Add pillows in classic patterns in reds and blues: fleur-de-lis, stripes and paisleys. Antique or very modern furniture can handle the degree of decor which mimics precious stones.
Valentine’s Day Daily
Now you understand exactly why you painted those walls red: your bedroom is a paeon to adore and your decor is a visual valentine. Toss a flamingo-pink comforter on the bed and also line with the pink-and-red plaid drapes at the exact same color. Pick a breath of blush rather — a ruched pink silk comforter the color of angel wings in sunrise, dreamy and creamy enough to be nearly white. But altered the option of pink, even with a palest-pink comforter, using a classic medium-pink pair of sheets beneath the bed covers. After the comforter is turned to reveal a touch of lace on the pillows and the deeper pink sheets, then the room envelopes you like a true valentine. A pile of romance novels on the nightstand would not be remiss.