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Rules for colors combinations in home decor: red color schemes

If to talk about the red color interior, then the relation to it is ambiguous. On the one hand, red color excites, drives to action, draws attention to itself. But there is another side: for many, this color is provocative and even vulgar. In general, the red interior can be liked only by those people who have a positive attitude towards this color.

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Comfortable in such an interior will feel the strong and powerful people. It is often explained by the fact that the color symbolizes fire and blood, it has very strong energy. According to Feng Shui, this color is attributed to the masculine origin, that is, to the energy of yang, and to the Japanese the red is the color of anger.

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As with all other colors, red has its advantages and flaws, but the wrong design with this color can very negatively affect the psyche of a person.

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Advantages:

  • If red color is used correctly and in a small amount, then it raises the mood, and even increases the energy.
  • Red color creates a festive mood. Red accessories will attach solemnity to any interior.
  • It gives a feeling of luxury.

Disadvantages:

  • The intensity and depth of red color stimulate the nervous system too much, which adversely affects many people, especially active children.
  • Extremely bright shades can reduce performance and bring to fatigue.
  • Red color visually reduces the room if the color is very bright and does not match with others.

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Red and white colors combination

The red and white interiors seem to be boring to many, but in fact, it is a magnificent and win-win combination. Moreover, this duet does not require additional accents of other colors, which can only spoil the picture. Is it possible to use a smooth transition from the shades of red, this will give the dynamics to the interior.

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To make this combination look cozy and comfortable, you can use the technique of patterned and single-tone objects. Where exactly will be the pattern, and where the monotony, decide you, but the main thing is not to use both the same and in the same amount. 

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But if you take the technique “white on red”, then you expect to get a sharp and shouting interior? No, quite the opposite. In practice, it is clear that a harmonious environment is obtained. The fact is that white can never be an accent, its neutrality brings everything into a balanced mode.

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Red and beige colors combination

Such an interior will be soft and calm due to the influence of beige color. And red helps avoid boredom and adds dynamics. Like in combination with white, this union does not need other colors, nothing needs to be added or corrected. The question will be only what color will be the leader. Most often it’s beige. Then the atmosphere will be cozy. And adding a pattern or brickwork will bring liveliness.

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For saturated red color, more suitable are the shades such as sand, straw, and earth. And for beige, as well as other neutral colors, in general, all shades of red, including cold scarlet, crimson and wine, and others, are suitable. In this regard, it is convenient to select paints, materials. and accessories.

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When using the soft and pale shades of both colors, you can achieve an excellent result when creating a retro style. Indeed, such a combination appeared a very long time ago and even belongs to the classics. But everything new is a well forgotten old, so now such a combination becomes fashionable and perfectly coexists in modern styles.

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Red and blue (turquoise) colors combination

We can meet such combination very rarely due to the antagonism they represent. Blue is an ice, and red is a flame. So, because of such a clear meaning’s contradiction, few people decide to create such an interior. After all, both of these colors have different temperature effects. But in fact, a very comfortable environment can turn out of these colors combination if accents are added right, of course. So, the temperature of the room depends on which color will be main, and which will complement. If you want to make it warm, take the red as a background, and add a blue to complement red color. For a cool interior, the dominant should be blue, and the red is an accent.

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As for the selection of shades, different shades of red are suitable for blue, their use will relieve the room from color disharmony. And if you take a blue color, then it’s better for him to pick up rich red tones.

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If you want to make the interior unusual, then take a union of red and turquoise. Such interior will provide a good mood and a sense of comfort and prosperity.

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Red and green colors combination

It is also not the most popular combination of colors, but quite interesting. Here is a clear conflict between colors. But what is most attractive is that we constantly observe this duet in nature. Strawberries, raspberries, red apple, watermelon, tomato, that is, all fruits and vegetables are red with a green tail. And also many flowers. And if nature itself has brought in these colors, then why should we be afraid! It’s just necessary to correctly allocate roles, as well as in the example of a blue color. There will also be a method of temperature accentuation. For a warm atmosphere, the leader is red, and for a cool one, green.

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Soft shades of green, having a warm tonality, perfectly complement and refresh the rich red interior. The room will be warm but in a moderate form.

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Red with brown (mahogany) colors combination

Red and brown are related colors, so this duo in the interior looks very harmonious. This is due to the fact that the red color is part of the complex dark brown hues. Modesty and earthiness of brown personify stability and diligence, and if in an interior it shades the red color, then the situation looks noble and solid.

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The combination of burgundy and dark brown is used to create a restrained and strict English style.

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And if you add golden shades, then you can create the bombast of the Victorian style.

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Red and orange (yellow) colors combination

This is a very warm combination of colors. Before you start with this design, it is necessary to consider in what direction the windows of the room come out. If it’s in the sun, then the red-orange interior will make the room too hot. It is also not worth using this union in children’s rooms, if children are hyperactive, as this will lead to increased nervous excitement and it will be difficult for the child to focus on something.

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In general, such an interior is charged with energy and cheerful sunny mood. For the living rooms, it is very successful design, especially if the windows are small.

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Red and black colors combination

Such a combination of colors has an ambiguous relation: for some people, it seems gloomy and for the others -attractive. Many choose this union of colors when creating a gothic image, sometimes adding white. In general, the combination of red and black in pure form can be found quite rarely, due to depressing influence. 

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Therefore, most often in such interiors, there are colors – neutralizers, which soften the sense of gloom of this duet. In basic, it is a white, gray or pastel palette.

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