Be Bold With Red Seating

Be Bold With Red Seating

Adrienne Breaux
Jun 8, 2012

The color red is meant for inciting, don't you think? It's almost like it was put on this planet to grab attention, raise the heart rate and make a piece of furniture pop like no other color. It's available in such a large gamut of hues there's bound to be a red that fits your personality, and we know just what sort of furniture piece to use as a vehicle for this bold color.

Seating. It's something many rooms require and many more benefit from, and if you have been wondering what type of furniture piece you should choose to bring a pop of red in a space, we humbly submit seating as an option. From benches, to chairs, to sofas and more, a red seat in a room is a bright and bold beacon beckoning guests (and yourself) to take a load off.

In the center of a room in a seating arrangement, a red chair will tie a space together, and along the wall in a vignette the color red will keep a piece from becoming a wallflower. If you don't believe us, just check out the evidence found in recent Apartment Therapy house tours:

1) A lone pop of red in Leslie's Mid Century Optimism.
2) A perfect pair of red chairs in Alarick & Kristine's Power Pop Flat.
3) Subtle red-orange in Clytie & Claudia's Storied Pieces.
4) Large and in charge in Regina & Hardy's Jack + Jill Heyday Home.
5) A bold and glossy pair in Alec & David's Love in Hell's Kitchen.

6) Red and coordinating in David and John's Return Engagement.
7) Low and functional in Tina Wilson's Striking Style.
8) Mid-Century one-off in Wendy's Live-In Speakeasy Salon.
9) No wallflowers here: Shayne, Andrew & Family's Eclectic 100-Year-Old Home.
10) Bold and saturated in Cherry & Jeff Create a Home in Hong Kong.

(Images: Bethany Nauert, Arden Myrin, Tara Bellucci, Marcia Prentice, Alec & David, Patrick J. Hamilton; Sarah Dobbins, Patrick J. Hamilton, Marcia Prentice and Jill Slater)

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