Emotions run high around red. Not only is it the colour of power, strength and energy, it’s also the colour of love. Have you ever been given a bouquet of red roses? Then you may have had an ardent admirer, because red roses symbolise deep feelings of longing and desire.

Decorating with red doesn’t have to be limited to the traditional places of passion, though. While muted shades of velvety red look fantastic in the bedroom, juicy plum, beetroot and cherry tones are perfect for places where fervour and creativity run high, such as in the kitchen or home office.

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