Pops of Primary Color: Red Accents

From candy apple to brick, and every shade in between, a touch of red adds an unparalleled touch to interior design. Here are a few ways, large and small, to incorporate flashes of crimson into your home.

Above: Display your essentials: red pots and pans in a colorful kitchen.

Above: From stylist Lili Diallo: a unique incorporation of bright color via painted stair treads.

Above: Red dining chairs add even more character to the garden of this Brooklyn home, as seen in the New York Times.

Above: This shelving arrangement benefits from the color dash of various red kitchen accents.

Above: A serene white and gray bathroom punctuated with a red towel and tub, as seen in Living Etc.

Above: A red Tolix Cafe Chair adds a bold pop of color to an otherwise neutral room.

Above:  Red painted trim gives the exterior of this home depth and dimension.

For more inspiration on adding pops color, check out Remodelista’s posts Palette & Paints: Simply Red, Outdoors: Red Garden Accents and Palette & Paints: Pink.


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Brianna B.
Brianna B.3 years ago


Martha G.
Martha G.4 years ago

These are really great ideas!

monique r.
monique r.4 years ago

It's good not to follow that trend of "neutral colors" that are supposed to appeal to most but in fact make a flat look terribly dull!

Judith Corrigan
Judith Corrigan4 years ago

I have always been a little wary of the colour red.Too much it is a but glaring,too loittle and it is not really noticed.

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago


Sandra K.
Sandra K.4 years ago

My favourite colour

Karen W.
Karen W.4 years ago

I love red, I have touches of it in nearly every room, not too much but enough to see it, I think it goes well with most other colours too. My garden is a bit boring with just grass and hedging at the moment but outside on my windowsill, keeping out the flies is my geranium, it looks lovely against the green backdrop. Thanks for sharing.

Camila K.
Kamila A.4 years ago

The red accents really do make things pop.

Susannah Gillespie

My house looks nothing like this but I do already incorporate the red. Everything in my kitchen was black and white but I added red pieces here and there... I like the pictures, thanks!!

Spoorthi BS
Spoorthi BS4 years ago

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