ISSUE 32  |  Distinctive Kitchens

Palette & Paints: Simply Red

August 08, 2008 10:15 AM

BY Julie Carlson

It’s a truism of interior design that every room should have a touch of red. Perhaps I’m coming around; lately I’ve been noticing flashes of crimson that I can imagine using.

Above: A cherry-colored table adds cheer to this mis-en-scene at Ochre.

Above: A door painted red in a kitchen by Platt Dana Architects:

Above: Stair treads painted red in a room from Lili Diallo’s portfolio.

Above: A red Semi lamp by architects Claus Bonderup and Torsten Thorup, designed in 1967 for Fog & Morup in Denmark, adds a dash of color.

Above: One red chair is all it takes in this living room in the English countryside.

Above: We love the Jielde reading lamp in this room from Living Etc.

Above: In Christian Liagre’s own summer house, he painted the entryway red.

Above: Architect Will Meyer painted a pocket door red; a flash of red that can come and go; via Domino.

Above: A white New York City kitchen by Messana O’Rorke Architects punctuated with a Verner Panton FlowerPot lamp.

Above: A red and white bath from Living Etc.

Above: Another great task lamp in a room styled by Rosie Brown, via Living Etc.

Above: A Tolix Red Enamel Galvanized Metal Chair; $250 from Conran.

Above: Dashes of red in a rustic kitchen.

Above: The red light below in a room by UK designer Suzy Hoodless adds a dash of exuberance.

Above: A red painting in a villa in France, via Style Files.

Above: A lipstick red Aga stove makes a dramatic statement.