In just one week, this eat-in kitchen is reborn as a sleek and vibrant place to prep and serve food in style. To stay on budget, the room's footprint is kept as is, while the existing cabinets are sanded, primed and updated with high-gloss, cranberry-red paint.
Before, this small living space lacked color and charm. The addition of all-new furniture injects character and functionality, while a textured wall covering adds new life to the living room's walls, ceiling and fireplace. To hide TV cords, an alcove is made from lumber and planks of paint-grade pine. Keeping the wires concealed inside the alcove allows for a seamless and sophisticated look.
Inspired by a 19th-century saloon interior near the home's Park City, Utah location, this richly-colored transitional space is ready for lounging. Rows of red drum-shade pendants visually lower the ceiling, creating a feel of intimacy. Traditional wingback chairs, a sectional sofa and upholstered ottomans provide ample seating for a crowd.
Open and airy thanks to exposed pine beams and bright, soaring ceilings, this modern mountain bunkroom at HGTV Dream Home 2014 is designed for children, but the array of red-and-white patterns makes it sophisticated enough for adult guests.
Stainless Steel Appliances in Transitional Kitchen
For modern-day efficiency, outdated appliances were replaced with digital, stainless steel models. Although the appliances are silver, they pair well with the brass accents throughout the transitional kitchen and complement the red cabinetry.
This recreation room is made even more amazing by its classic Americana style. Subtle gray paired with rich red and navy make this room stylish and inviting. Perfect for entertaining and movie nights, the problem won't be getting people there, it will be trying to get them to leave.
An excellent way to keep a deep, rich look without sacrificing light is to choose saturated shades of red then tone them down with an organic texture and a light accent color. Here, the cranberry grass-cloth walls infuse the room with much-needed color, keeping it bright with an all-natural appeal. Alternatively, the cool, blue-gray accents add contrast.
Neutral walls and furniture help to expand this small living space visually, while punches of bold red add color and life to the room. To make the fireplace the focal point of the room, the area around it is painted red.
The key to making rooms feel well curated and balanced is the proper mix of organic materials. Nearly every element in this room is made from all-natural materials, including the driftwood floor lamps, Belgian-linen upholstery, cotton draperies, rustic wooden nesting tables and aged-brass hardware.
Interior designers ensure a well-balanced kitchen by sticking with a perfect mix of materials. In this kitchen, the cabinets are glossy and rich, while the butcher-block countertop is flat and neutral. To help tone down the intensity of the red cabinet color, reflective blue tiles stem from the top of the counter all the way up to the ceiling.
Cranberry + Blue-Gray Palette in Transitional Kitchen
For a play on warm and cool tones, the cabinets were covered with a rich red paint that contrasts with the cool shade of blue-grey on the surrounding walls. When pairing reds, whites and blues, choose unexpected tones to prevent a thematic look.
Cheerful Blue and Red Living Room With Sisal Area Rug
This transitional living room features a vibrant red sofa decorated with blue and tan throw pillows. A square wood coffee table sits between a pair of blue and white upholstered armchairs and a tufted tan armchair, while a sisal rug covers the hardwood floors. Tan curtains and colorful artwork provide finishing touches.
Red Office Area With Striped Chair and Large Portraits
Inspired by painting, reading and crafting, the homeowner wanted her office area to face the yard and be flooded with natural light. To keep her work area light and bright, a contemporary desk was added in front of the window. The wasted space beneath the slope of the ceiling was put to good use as display space for massive photography of the family’s two children.