Crazy for Crimson: 10 Ways to Fall for This Rich Red

Lately, I’ve had crimson on the brain. Perhaps it’s because I reside in Alabama, home of the newly crowned Crimson Tide soccer champs (I can barely step out my front door without being confronted by a crimson flag, hat or T-shirt). But I’ve always loved this saturated hue, which can be one of the prettiest and most versatile reds at the spectrum. Its subtle blue undertones calm it down and give it a hint of gravitas, and it is rather easy to work to a palette. Check out the ways that crimson operates in these 10 great spaces.

I can’t think of a warmer welcome than this crimson front door. The cheerful color complements the front porch’s conservative cottage style perfectly and sets the tone for what’s inside.

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

This space is an inspiring study in detail. The powerful red of this lantern-style pendant and sconces repeats at the ottoman print and pedestal dining table trim.

Vanessa De Vargas

With its vibrant color, sculptural lines and note of whimsy, this birdcage light fixture absolutely leaves the space.

Chris Jovanelly Interior Design

A group of crimson tiles weaves its way around this bathroom such as a ribbon.


Aquamar White Serie

Accent walls are catchy. Red accent partitions are trickier. Here’s one done : This makes a statement without dominating the space. The white tub looks all the more luminous against the wealthy swath of crimson.

Snaidero USA

Lacquered crimson cabinets make a hot, glamorous background for this slick kitchen.

Madson Design

Crimson and earthy greens work beautifully together. If you maintain the tones somewhat dirty, the look will not shout”Christmas”.

Glenvale Kitchens

The Aga cooker is the focus of this kitchen — it attracts the eye like a magnet.

Crimson Design Group

Big color works well in tiny packages. These crimson roses bring a palette of deep browns to life — amazing as a cherry blossom.

Dear Daisy Cottage

Crimson paint unifies this selection of sculptures that are sculptural.

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