Hello everyone! Well another snow storm is on the way for tomorrow, but I've decided to remain cheery and focus on the positive , Spring will be here at some point :) February is filled with reds everywhere it seems, so I'm doing my own little celebration of it ...Most of you know It's a favorite accent color of mine and the pics below are great ways you can add a little bang for your buck in decorating with this warm , inviting color. The Vintage magazine cover above warms my heart, and it's also Good Housekeeping's 125 anniversary this month! Happy Anniversary Good Housekeeping!
This all white Kitchen below gets a splash of red in the curtains and accents. How fun is that? when you want to change your kitchens color to suit your mood, what better back drop than white? I happen to love the red , but next year it could be blue, or pink, or anything and you'd just have to change out the accents , easy as pie :)
How fun is this floor below?! And the Vintage accents are just scrumptious too! Now this one is not "red shy" at all, I might not commit that highly to it, but I certainly appreciate it's fun look!
Here it's all in the accents too... Nice creamy walls and loads of splashes of red, so inviting to me. Cozy and filled with color!
It's a great idea to paint the insides of shelves too ( below ), that way they can always be changed down the line to another color with a paint brush and a little elbow work. But it makes a nice impact in this Vintage kitchen. Love the table too :)
My last post featured my wallpapered and painted steps, but when I saw this picture I thought , uh-oh, lol, another future project? It's fabulous to me! I think that painted steps with a long cottage runner would be perfect too!
A runner just like this :) I think this idea would be stunning in any color combination, but I love striped runners!
Here's another idea for using color with white, or cream or a neutral backdrop, after all it's just paint, right? Oh and what sweet curtains too! :)
( photo above from Rejuvenation.com , a fabulous lighting and house parts site! )
This one below is jam-packed with ideas! The wallpapered ceiling ( never forget it's the 5th wall of a room ) and the gorgeous fabric covered cabinets, and what looks like to be a painted floor too! I'm drooling right now at this look! :)
( Photos above from Country living )
I have a few of my own splashes of red going on in my house...My LR is a deep Merlot red ( but soon to be soft sage I think, lol ) and I put accents of it every where. My kitchen is a cottage blue, but the wallpaper ( on 2 walls ) has almost every color in it, so I bring out the red in the roses as much as I can in small accents...
My kitchen chairs have hand-painted red cherries on them and a pretty accent pillow from my friend Bekah too! ( Thanks sweetie! ) and the cupboard is filled with lots of little pops of red too :)
A little red behind the stove :)
And on the shelves too :)
The shades I picked up at Micheal's for 1$ each and I covered them with a rosy red gingham and some trim, gotta love those glue guns :)
A few cookbooks with red binders too ...
A bold red Emile Henry pie dish sits on top of one of my cupboards and with the little red roses on the antique wash basin, they give more small touches of red to the room...
This ones a little blurry below ( sorry ) but again, on top of a hutch I have a tray with red cherries and also a framed Susan Branch art with red gingham matting...I'd love to know what splashes of color you all use and how you use it too!
I hope you all enjoyed my little touches of red post! I couldn't forget the little guy who landed on a branch outside my kitchen window that very day! How fitting...actually, perfect I thought! ;)
Have a Beautiful week ahead ladies!
And Thank you so much for stopping in and warming my winter heart with all your sweet comments! Thanks too, for your support on my Etsy store! It's time to get busy restocking it this week!
Wishing you all love and blessings!
Hugs and kisses!
~ Cynthia ~