Red is the new blue.
It's a great accent color and really gives 'punch' to a room.
It doesn't go super well with orange...but with that one exception, it's a nice complement to every other color.
Red just sort of grew on me. Like a rash. But not so itchy :)
I guess the previous owners of this house did not get the realtor's memo about painting every room neutral and blah in order to sell the house. I just love my red toile plates on the green walls.
And I amaze myself with how daring I was to buy a red loveseat. (Especially since I bought it to go in my previous yellow-gold kitchen.) I can't tell you how I agonized over the impracticality of that decision.
But I CAN tell you how satisfied and pleased I am every time I look at it.
I learned a big decorating lesson from the Red Loveseat Purchase:
Buy what you love. Figure out where to use it later :)
Here are some red corners of my home. I had to post plenty of pictures tonight because Lea got 100 (pretend) points today on her blog. Boy,...If we were keeping score I'd be worried!