Much of interior design is about creating the right mood, and the colour you opt for in a room will go a long way to dictating it’s atmosphere. Blues are calming, yellows energising, and reds, well reds radiate passion, which is why this Valentine’s Day you’ll see it draped pretty much everywhere! But the colours of Valentines Day – whether ravishing reds or pretty pinks – can work all-year-round in your interiors. So, with that in mind, here a few Valentine’s Day inspired interiors that will keep the passion in your life and home alive!
A Romantic Disposition
Romance doesn’t have to be limited to February 14th. Choose the romantic style of decor and you’ll find yourself falling a little bit more in love with your home every time you walk through the door. This room is elegant, with just a hint of opulence to it, and the plush red sofa beautifully finishes off the look of the space.
Red can be a difficult colour to work effectively into a space, so, to get around this, consider a design style that embraces the unconventional. Bohemian chic lends itself to this notion, and is well suited to deep, rich colours. Also, with the bohemian ideals being that of truth, beauty, freedom, and love, it’s the perfect decor choice for creating a home filled with passion and romance.
The Colours of Love
This pink and red room is a lovely illustration of those colours we associate with Valentine’s Day, and their combination is a thoroughly effective decorating option. Strong reds can overpower a space, as well as the senses, but here the pink wall helps to soften the bold red of the sofa. The result is a dramatic, yet warm and welcoming scene.
They say opposites attract, and nowhere is this truer than in the home, where contrasting shades can produce a wonderfully dynamic space. Red makes a fantastic contrast colour, and adding it to an otherwise subdued room can inject into it some much-needed vitality. In the example above, the intensity of the dark red sofa against the white walls gives the room a striking appearance – the whole space is affecting, and hard to ignore.
So far we’ve focused mostly on red, but that’s not the only colour associated with Valentine’s Day. Pink is a romantic, flirty colour, and when applied correctly can give a space a comforting yet seductive quality. While with reds you want to go darker, when it comes to pink you should be considering paler, perhaps even pastel, shades. This pink room, bathed in light, is dreamy in the extreme.