Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. We think red and pink at this time of year. Why not throughout the year?
Here are 5 ways to live with and love shades of red beyond just this one day.
- Start small and enjoy shades of red in simple pleasures like food:
Think about it, except for Valentine’s Day there are not a lot of red foods. OK beets, which are great, by the way, and healthy too! Use these following ways and tools that help prepare your food and drink — the basics of pleasure — to feast your appetite most hardily on shades of red.
Who doesn’t love Red Velvet — cake that is?!
Use Red Velvet plates on which to eat your red velvet treats.
Use a red shaker to make this perfectly pink cocktail.
Surround yourself, if you so desire, by bringing red into the kitchen, quite literally, with gorgeous shiny cabinets.
2. Accessorize your interior with pops of red.
You can use red patterned fabric if you don’t have a metal frame bed to paint.
Or punch up your already popping color with red accent pillows.
Instead of red, step down a shade to bright pink.
3. Go big, go bold with walls of color:
New Orleans designer, Anne Holden shows the dramatic effects of red in this powder room featured in Southern Accents. The red lacquered walls are divine and create a traditional elegance.
Go dramatic or go simple. Designer Marjorie Skouras delights in her own living room by adding funky, statement-pieces to spice up a perfect red.
4. Add shades of red color outside and accentuate your garden with pops of color.
Even if you do or don’t have a garden, sitting outdoors is a way to relax and red chair provides some style.
If you’d like to enjoy this view with your Valentine, use a bench to be colorful.
5. Get out wearing red and pink. You’ll feel sultry, seductive and undeniably striking.
Well, there’s only one more thing to do, enjoy a Happy Valentine’s Day!
(and dance with your Red Shoes on too, thanks to David Bowie)