When you think of red, what springs to mind?
Tradition, Passion, danger even? An emotionally loaded shade, it can be all these things and more, so no wonder we often avoid it when it comes to decorating schemes(with the exception of Christmas of course).
But red tones can create warm, cosy and stimulating living spaces if used sensitively. Combining vibrant hues with muted caramels and chocolate browns will tone down fiery shades while still giving your room a hearty cocooning feeling - just the right environment to hunker down with a good book, watch movies or relax with family.
Red needn't look old-fashioned either.
You can find colours for your woodwork and metal as well as your walls, making it really easy to give your rosy palette a modern spin - try taking your chosen wall shade over skirting boards, dado rails and even radiators for a contemporary feel.
Now, that's the way to see red.