Painted wood paneling warms up the small open plan kitchen that opens onto this cheerful seating area. A high ceiling and clerestory windows add to the room's airy mood; red chairs and a sofa wake up the palette with bold pops of color.
A piano is decorated with a burgundy and gold throw in this bright red music room. A large, ornate, black and gold mirror is on the wall nearest the piano, while two red chairs, a red padded ottoman, and red and gold drapes continue the room's color scheme.
Paintings Add Texture to Transitional Living Space
Four multicolored oil paintings add movement and texture to the deep crimson walls in this transitional living space. Likewise, an ornate rug and golden cabinet help balance the more traditional details of the room, like the white crown molding.
With swift, bold strokes, this home theater offers everything its viewers need: cool and comfortable seating (in red leather and velvet, if you please), a top-of-the-line sound system and a huge screen. Enjoy the show!
Classic blue-and-white armchairs combine with a bright blue chaise and additional traditional furnishings for a comfortable living room. Globe lanterns illuminate the space, while a white fireplace and built-in bookshelves pop off the textured red wallpaper.
HGTV Smart Home 2014 Dining Room: An Explosion of Color
This vibrant dining room at the 2014 HGTV Smart Home doubles as a work space, showcasing electric red, an abundance of natural light and a modern take on a sliding barn door. When you step into the dining room "there is a beautiful explosion of color," says interior designer Linda Woodrum. While red increases appetite, the antique hue "adds contrast and breaks up the white throughout."
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.
Dark and bold colors actually make a small space appear larger and more dramatic. Paint the walls, furniture, and crown molding in a saturated color, then pair your monochromatic color scheme with something unexpected, like this white Lucite coffee table that lights up from within.
Bold Dining Room Entry With Custom Artwork and Arched Doorway
A local artist was commissioned to create a dramatic floral entry to the dining room. An arched doorway leads the way to the dining room, which shows off the room's floral upholstered chairs, red curtains and neutral tile floors.
A plush red leather chair with matching ottoman sits diagonally across from a double bookshelf filled with books. A framed art print of Marilyn Monroe hangs on one wall, while the ceiling has been treated to look like an old world map with a grand chandelier in the middle.
Natural light flows through two stories of windows and bounces off of a large contemporary painting above the fireplace, which serves as the focal point in the room and also anchors the blues and reds used in the space.