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Using Red For Pop

I am always trying to find a way to add “pop” in a room. Often times the easiest way to add it is with color. Red seems so obvious at times…perhaps because of all the colors in the rainbow red is the most dramatic.  Which is why…a little or a lot of red as an accent in room décor can be fun.

For children red is an easy add-on color for room décor.  Childlike and fun, red is a safe addition for creating an uninhibited comfortable room that allows the child to be the star. The purity and boldness of red are similar to the traits of a child.  Whether adding just a little or creating a special splash…red adds the “pop” to any room in the house.

Nautical themes are always a fun way to add color. “Sailor” red and “fire” engine red are the perfect hues  to pick up for a  splash of color to your child’s room. I like to take elements from a theme and then mix them up to create a new updated look.

Boldly experimenting with touches of red can create eclectic mixes in a room. Have childlike fun with red. Color your room red and create your own new rainbow.

About the author
Santa Monica, CA based Annette is the creator of the interior decor lines, House, Little House and Annette Tatum Collections. She is also the author of The Well-Dressed Home, which features her universal style guide for translating your sense of fashion into home design.
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  • Kristin

    Can you please share your source for the very last picture. I’d love to know more about the crib & bedding.

  • Megan

    And I would LOVE to know your source for the picture with the numbered pillows on the bed! They are exactly what I have been looking for and that wall color is exactly what I need for my son’s room!

    Thanks!

  • http://scrapbookofsorts.blogspot.com Amy

    Great post! I love all the colors. I am hoping for more information on the second photo, too, and posted about it on my blog. Do you know what technique was used to paint each interior cubby of the shelf but keep the front-facing part of the shelf brown? I would love to do this myself. I have the paint on hand the shelf to purchase in mind, but I’m unsure about how to do it without ruining the front. Thank you!

  • hawahawa

    Red is always a great color to add to any room… but I always found it extremely bright and difficult to work with when you use it as a main color. I agree that a touch of red is good.

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