It’s the colour, not the wine (sorry to disappoint!). Red has been a constant in my life since reading hardcover ‘Famous Five’ books as a child.
(To understand more about that you may like to read the blog My Childhood Friends.)
Red is also a great interior design colour – bringing a punch of warmth and vitality into any room.
It can also, perhaps a little strangely, work really well with sky blue. This first image shows what a striking colour palette this can be in a living area – stimulating conversation and general joie de vivre.
Red is also the colour of our Australian deserts and an important element in many indigenous artworks. The second image shows a quintessentially Australian design mix of indigenous, contemporary and Mid Century pieces, with the sinuously curved, golden velvet sofas pulling it all together.
Thirdly, we see red in a distinctly European style room, adding a smack of colour to layers of carved timbers (for me, the studs are the crowning glory).
And lastly, more subdued rusty-red armchairs bring some nature into this highly man-made monochromatic space.
More info on the designers of these four rooms via the links below.
1. Amy Lau
2. Simone Haag
4. Mim Design