Color Crush: 14 Reasons Crimson Is Our New Favorite Shade of Red
For a color that grabs attention and loves the spotlight, crimson red is a surprisingly versatile hue. Seamlessly going from a complete showstopper to colorful accent, this exciting shade of red is not one to underestimate.
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Crimson Red Color Palette
Vibrant crimson can add a healthy dose of energy to any space. When paired with other saturated colors like burgundy, royal blue and olive, this bright shade of red can't help but shine.
A colorful banquette with a crimson red seat makes breakfast the most cheerful meal of the day.
When working with crimson, don't be afraid to really go for it. In this transitional living room, every wall is painted in this deep shade of red, resulting in a super bold Americana style.
Soft Meets Saturated
Speaking of Americana, crimson pairs beautifully with light shades of blues like the dreamy gray-blue featured in this stunning kitchen.
It's easy to think crimson will take over as a room's main color, but here it acts as a subtle background color, enhancing a collection of black-and-white artwork.
Pattern + Color
For a more eclectic setting, try pairing crimson walls with fun patterned wallpaper.
A Royal Red
While deep blue walls are the star of this serene bedroom, a few pops of crimson incorporated through throw pillows and a midcentury modern nightstand add energy and vitality to the space.
Mixing It Up
Gorgeous craftsman pieces are offset by a set of vibrant crimson chairs, creating an eclectic vibe in the space.
Splash of Color
Believe it or not, it's possible to have a very calming, neutral space and still incorprate this stunning deep red hue. Here, a crimson painting and chair act as the perfect accessories to offset an all-white space.
This gorgeous dining room mixes in loved pieces in a charming way that doesn't match but totally goes. Lucite chairs and a simple wooden table make the detailed crimson banquette a focal point, drawing the eye to the subdued artwork above.
Beautiful crimson makes a major statement in this snazzy home. The striking combination of crimson walls and sliding barn doors creates a decidedly country vibe in the elegant space.
Smokin' Hot Oven
Not ready to go all out with crimson? Choose the show-stopping hue for one major item, like the jaw-dropping oven seen here, for an easy statement piece.
A palette of white, deep-sea gray and crimson red makes for a fresh space with a hint of nautical style.
Block the sun without banishing the cheer with fiery Roman shades in a dynamic crimson hue.
Did you know that the right shade of red can encourage appetite and even a sense of romance? Try a few crimson dining chairs around the table, and you may just have a recipe for romantic dinners 'round the clock.