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Red Alert

Red Alert: are you ready for red?

Not simply traffic lights, post boxes, telephone boxes and of course London busses – it is the colour of love and passion. It also signifies luck and prosperity in the Oriental world. Chilli has been a trendy colour in upholstery of late, so ECLIPSE and INSPIRE chilli have worked wonders in contemporary spaces.

Red alert blog

Historically, red colours are powerful and attractive, bringing drama, energy and passion into an interior both traditional and contemporary; stirring us into action. Red has a range of symbolic meanings, including life, health, vigour, war, courage, anger and of course love!  The common thread is that all these require passion and the “life force” that drives passion; blood, is red.

red colour

Printlab is a great place to experiment with red and certainly where we had a lot of fun with our tulip design (pictured above). Once we had sized it, as this is exactly why the computer is so flexible – we were settled at a realistic size (…..contrary to how we would have loved to see it at a ginormous macro scale, so extravagant for a headboard or panel!) We then had a lot of fun searching through our ULTIMA colour line to find blush – a perfect partner.

blush interiors

Red is one of the most visible colours in the colour spectrum. Its ability to instantly grab people’s attention is the reason why it’s often used to create drama. Many of our existing upholstery qualities seen above; EUREKA, BROMPTON, DELUXE and SERENE, can conjure up so much effect when mixed and matched and placed in the right interior.

floral interior design

Pretty florals certainly bring a bright and breezy look to a room. JARDIN in our GALLERIE collection captures the spirit of spring (…..just around the corner thank goodness!) and has numerous tones of pink and red to co-ordinate with either a dimout, blackout or inherent single drape.

design with red

Red is often used to indicate passion, life and love. Identifying it as your favourite colour can suggest that your personality is filled with romance, passion, determination and vivacity; yes to all of that! And how can we not fall in love with ELEGANCE, a super velvet in a fantastic 40 colours.

We love the colour red and all that it brings on Valentine’s day ❤️

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A message to our customers: COVID-19

After the recent government announcement of tighter restrictions starting on Tuesday 5th January - we would like to reassure all our customers that as we are a manufacturing business, we are able to stay open and continue to operate under our well developed COVID-19 secure conditions:


  • We will continue to ship across the UK & internationally – our warehouse is open and we are working safely to get your orders out to you. Should anything change with our carriers - we will update you accordingly.
  • You can contact us to place any orders or discuss any queries on our usual phone number and email: +44 (0)1706 717070 and sales@edmundbell.com
  • The Edmund Bell website is available to place orders and manage your account online 24 hours a day. You can find more information and download our "How to" guide here.


We will continue to review things on a daily basis in line with government guidelines and will keep you informed of any changes via our website and social media.

Thank you in advance for your support and co-operation - we hope you and your families keep safe and well.


With best regards

John Atherton
Managing Director


(Updated 9.50am, 5th January 2021)