Ravishing Reds, Pinks and Purples for Fall 2012

Lush reds, heavy wine shades and berry colors are popular nowadays on fashion runways and for home furnishings and decor. If your house needs a fresh look, think about using one of these gorgeous shades via wall paint, finish materials, furnishings or accessories, to perk things up and get you through the winter.

Jennifer Ott Design

The Colors

Examples of those stunning red and berry colors showing up on the runways, from left to right: Plum Preserves 121-6 (Mythic Paint), Velvet Red 3-17 (Pratt & Lambert), Bold Sangria GLR28 (Glidden), Cut Ruby 1009-4 (Valspar) and Fabulous Grape SW6293 (Sherwin-Williams).

Brett Webber Architects, PC

Red Interiors

Don’t be afraid to rev up a powder room with a bold shade on the walls. Rooms that we spend small amounts of time in can be decorated in a more adventuresome way. This intense red hue makes the room glow from inside so that it catches the eye even from outside the space.

House + House Architects

This room shows off one stunning, lush red hue. But reddish can be tricky to get right, so in the event that you want it to get a wall color, select a few shades you want and paint samples on two – or 4-foot-square parts of drywall. That way you can move the samples across the different areas of the area at various times of the day to pick the winning colour.

Florense USA

It takes at least two coats — if not more — to find full coverage with paint. If you are painting a deep red color, have your paint retailer add reddish pigment into the primer, even if you are using one. The primer will end up a pink color, but it is sufficient to give you better protection and perhaps keep you down to only a couple of coats of your chosen red.

Dyna Contracting

As an appetite-stimulating colour, red is a great hue for kitchen cabinets. The rest of the furnishings and materials here are a wonderful mixture of light and dark neutral colors, making pleasing equilibrium with this intense red.

K West Images, Interior and Garden Photography

Use red to the same effect on your dining area. This deep wine-colored color feels rich and warm, making the space comfy and inviting. Your dinner guests will want to linger for hours.

Deep River Partners

Berry-Colored Interiors

Berry colors, such as this fun raspberry color, are fantastic upgrades to a classic red. This raspberry works well with the dark wood tones, the light ceiling and adjoining wall shade, and another touches of raspberry in the room.

More raspberry, this time paired with black and white. The combination makes for a stunningly elegant and contemporary bedroom.

Purple Interiors

Raspberry moves right into purple land here. I adore this hue paired with gray. Both of these colors work well in bedrooms, as both are reported to be stress-reducing colors that could lower blood pressure. This would also be a terrific palette for a bedroom in a hot, sunny climate. Using these colors will give you a cool, relaxing retreat.

More gray and purple here, however this wall shade veers toward navy blue or black. We tend to combine dark wall colors such as this with quiet, protective spaces. It’s another gorgeous palette to get a relaxed area.

Christine Kelly / Crafted Architecture

Purple Exteriors

Don’t overlook the outside your house as a place to inject a little colour. I believe purple and berry work best as outside accent colors, to simply call attention to enchanting and interesting architectural information.


Updated Louis Chair, Red – $329

Red Accessories

This contemporary spin on a classic chair style are the perfect part to bridge the difference in a room that has a mixture of traditional and contemporary furnishings.


Godmorgon/Odensvik Sink Cabinet – $249

Due to its compact size and reasonable price , this lavatory and cabinet are ideal for a powder room or a child’s or teen’s bathroom. The bold red hue of the cabinet ups the fabulous factor.


Marimekko Unikko Red Full/Queen Duvet Cover – $119

On the lookout for a quick and effortless means to present vibrant red and berry colors to your own bedroom? Add it through bedding, in this way duvet cover from Crate & Barrel.

Tropical Decorative Accents – $24.95

In case you’ve got a bold red accent wall in your living room, consider picking up that hue in a different part of the room via accessories such as this faux coral from Z Gallerie.

Room & Board

Encore Convertible Sofa – $899

I am a huge fan of multitasking furniture, and this convertible couch in hot red works perfectly in a living room or guest area.


Threshold 16-Piece Cambridge Dinnerware – $53.99

We are inclined to cook more in the autumn and winter; consider adding some pizzazz to your dining table via red dinnerware.


Brasa Pendant Lamp – $39.99

This contemporary pendant fixture in deep red would look fantastic over a kitchen table or in a pair of three over a peninsula or an island.

Pottery Barn

Wilson Industrial Pendant – $239

If you want a more industrial vintage look, these bracelets out of Pottery Barn are a charming option.

Cost Plus World Market

Fleur de Lys Dual Old-Fashioned Glasses – $11.96

Berry-Colored Accessories

Speaking of charm, this double classic glass from World Market with its signature of purple-pink are the perfect vessel for autumn and winter celebratory libations.


Ombr̩ Cougar Rug Р$299

Feeling leery about bold colors on your walls? Consider putting them onto your flooring rather via an enjoyable rug, such as this one from CB2.


Purple Bobina Stool – $148

Purple Accessories

This blossom is just another versatile article of furniture, this time in a stunning eggplant purple. You could use this as a base to display a favourite object, as an occasional table or perhaps for extra chairs at a pinch.

Everyday Glasses – $8

This pretty purple stemware would look great displayed on open shelves in a kitchen or bar.

West Elm

Bolu Rug

If you host a great deal of parties where red wine gets spilled (or you are just clumsy, such as me) this deep purple rug from West Elm could be the perfect floor covering.

Tell usWhat’s your favourite shade of red, pink or purple? How have you used it in your house?

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