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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ❤️