Photo Gallery: 15 Rooms With Red Accents

Floor-to-ceiling red walls and bold artwork add drama to a modern home, while just a pop of the fiery hue on a chair or pillow enlivens a traditional space. Peruse these interior photos for ideas on how to incorporate this hot colour in your home with furniture, accessories or painted walls.

  • Parisian-Inspired Loft

    Luce Gayrard transformed her modern Montreal loft into a luxurious space filled with antiques.

    A spare backdrop of pale wood flooring and expansive white walls provides the perfect foil to Luce’s collection of antique furniture and delicate accessories. Red-velvet Louis XV style dining chairs bring rich colour to the living/dining area. Eye-catching accents like a sparkling chandelier, ornate sconces and a gold-framed mirror add European elegance.

    Learn more traditional-style tips in our Traditional & Formal Interiors photo gallery.

    Source: House & Home November 2009 issue
    Photographer: Monic Richard
  • Red Accents

    An abstract painting picks up on red accents in this living room.

    Homeowner Colomba Fuller peppered her loft with her signature colour, red. A graphic painting by David Urban provides modern contrast to an antique daybed, side tables and vase. The artwork's red, black and white palette echo the loft's colour scheme.

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    Source: House & Home January 2013 issue
    Photographer: Angus Fergusson
  • Artful Accessories

    Pops of red and black on a white canvas evoke an abstract painting.

    Punctuate an all-white room with striking hits of red. A custom Corian-top sideboard in Colomba Fuller's dining room displays two framed Guido Molinari abstracts. A red and white sculpture by Matthew Hawtin echos the artwork's geometric look.

    Source: House & Home January 2013 issue
    Photographer: Angus Fergusson
    Designer: Boychuk+Fuller

  • Refaced Fireplace

    One or two standout pieces jazz up a subdued palette.

    This once-dated fireplace was transformed by Vancouver interior designers Riesco & Lapres into a simple and unobtrusive element in this eclectic living room. An oversized marble surround adds a modern touch without competing with the furnishings. A bold red Womb Chair and Union Jack pillow takes centre stage, while a neutral ottoman and soft wall colour keep the room calm and serene.

    See more interiors from Riesco & Lapres in our photo gallery.

    Source: Riesco & Lapres Interior Design
    Photographer: Janis Nicolay
    Designer: Nancy Riesco & Rebecca Lapres

  • Deep Red Gallery

    Paint out picture ledges with your wall colour so artwork pops.

    In CEO Piero Bisazza's home in the historic city centre of Alte Vicenza, Italy, a private gallery showcases a collection of photographs by legendary talents such as Helmut Newton and Robert Mapplethorpe. A hide rug and Wassily chairs by Marcel Breuer balance the chandelier from Bisazza's home collection.

    See more photos from this home in this photo gallery, plus see more rooms with jewel tones in this photo gallery

    Source: House & Home November 2010 issue
    Photographer: Christian Schaulin
  • Cartier Red Room

    Red walls inspired by Cartier's signature gift boxes.

    Cartier's scarlet packaging dates to 1859. The brand has become synonymous with glamour and red, its trademark hue, is the perfect shade for bestowing rooms with drama. Try Ralph Lauren's Derby Red (VM 76) for a shade that's as stylish as the iconic jeweler.

    Source: House & Home September 2008 issue
    Photographer: Donna Griffith
  • Rich Red Chaise

    Create an inviting area to relax with a comfortable seat and functional light.

    "I wanted this London house to feel like you could cosy up in every corner," says designer and TV host Sarah Richardson. She tucked a red chaise longue next to a detailed, original fireplace for views out the living room windows.

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    Source: House & Home March 2012 issue
    Photographer: Stacey Brandford
    Designer: Sarah Richardson Design

  • Pink & Red Living Room

    Clashing colours result in a youthful look.

    Pink and red — formerly cantankerous hues — are just one example of analogous colours that make perfect mates in decorating today. A pop of blue and the mix of contemporary and vintage art add to the eclectic living room in designer Miles Redd's own home.

    Discover more new-traditional decorating tips, plus see more Miles Redd interiors in our photo gallery.

    Source: Miles Redd
    Photographer: Claudia Hung & Martyn Thompson
    Designer: Miles Redd

  • Red & White Guest Bedroom

    Wallpaper creates a focal point in this room.

    The lower-level guest suite of the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome offers a private haven, perfect for a young adult. Like most of the furniture and fittings on this floor, the bed, chest and chair are courtesy of Ikea. A bold modern Pierre Frey damask-print wallpaper inspired the room’s raspberry accents.

    See more from the 2011 Princess Margaret Showhome in our photo gallery and watch Lynda Reeves tour the space.

    Source: House & Home October 2011 issue
    Photographer: Michael Graydon
  • Striking Minimalist Bedroom

    Shots of red add impact to a neutral, eco-friendly space.

    The principal bedroom in architect Clinton Cuddington's Vancouver home blends style with sustainability. A partial wall conceals the bathroom and walk-in closet but doesn't separate the spaces, which allows for the free flow of air, light and heat. This is just one of many eco-friendly heating related elements in the home. The room also uses organic bedding, natural wool carpet and non-CFC underlay.

    See more eco-chic interiors in our photo gallery.

    Source: House & Home May 2010 issue
    Photographer: Janis Nicolay
  • Bertoia Asymmetric Chaise

    Turning furniture into art.

    A masterpiece of mid-century furniture, Harry Bertoia's previously unreleased Asymmetric Chaise was created using the same process as his welded-steel Side Chair. Shown here with a full red seat cover for added colour and comfort, the Asymetrical chair also makes a grand statement when left uncovered — showcasing its grid-like metallic weave.

    Source: House & Home May 2010 issue
    Photographer: Janis Nicolay
  • Neoclassical Office

    Vintage furniture plays off an industrial space.

    This home office is a study in contrasts. A Louis XVI-style desk with a British racing green leather top is positioned next to a wall of sleek built-in bookshelves and a weighty concrete pillar. The French armchair is upholstered in red velvet for a luxe look and is echoed in pops of red in the artwork and books.

    Source: House & Home January 2013 issue
    Photographer: Angus Fergusson
    Designer: Boychuk+Fuller

  • Playful Home Office

    A graphic art wall and rug enliven this work space.

    A red accent wall adds the appearance of depth to this room and feels bold and cheerful in contrast to the basement's simple black and white scheme. The gallery wall features original drawings from designer Theresa Casey and her husband, Robert Gray.

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    Source: House & Home June 2011 issue
    Photographer: Angus Fergusson
    Designer: Theresa Casey

  • Red Powder Room

    Create a high-contrast space with lipstick-red accents on white.

    This red powder room offers a colourful surprise. A mirrored cabinet above the sink helps to expand the compact space and the wall below is clad in glass back-painted in the same red as homeowner Colomba Fuller's favourite lipstick. An abstract painting by David Urban is captured in the mirror's reflection and complements the red wall.

    Source: House & Home January 2013 issue
    Photographer: Angus Fergusson
    Designer: Boychuk+Fuller

  • High-Wattage Hue

    Paint cabinet interiors a high-gloss red to create a dramatic surprise.

    This powder room's medicine cabinet hides a treasure trove of pretty perfume bottles that pop against a red background. Painting the cabinet interior adds an unexpected element.

    Source: House & Home January 2013 issue
    Photographer: Angus Fergusson
    Designer: Boychuk+Fuller