Recently, I've discovered that red makes a particularly convenient accent color for homes with children. Try as I may to keep heaps of primary colors from invading my home in the form of children's toys, there always seems to be a red something (block, hairbow, action figure— take your pick) peering out from under the coffee table or hiding behind a pillow planning an ambush to my visual peace. Adding a little red into each room doesn't solve the problem, but it does make those "off" things a little less distracting. There is only so much you can control in a room without risking your sanity or your reputation for such among those you live with!
Images: 1: Cottage Living 2: Marie Claire Maison, 3: Roger Davies for Elle Decor, 4, 10: Domino, 5: Beach Bungalow 8, 6: Leah Moss for Apartment Therapy, Ralph's House of Cool, 7: Apartment Therapy Room for Color 2010 Joshua's "Vintage Primary," 8: Kelley Proxmire, 9: Skona Hem