February is a month dedicated to the power of the colour red. The passionate shade packs a punch. This year, known as the Chinese lunar year of the ox, makes red even more persuasive. You’ll start to see the strong colour working its way onto the style scene — likely paired with deep golden yellow.
For the home red is often — how shall we say this? A little too risqué to make too big an entrance. Dab it on powder room walls for just the right amount of pizazz. Go a little bolder and bring the colour into the dining room. It is said to be an appetite stimulator. Then, of course it’s the colour of love. So, if you’re looking to spice things up in the bedroom, splash some red around. Don’t go overboard — it is a force to be reckoned with.
Benjamin Moore Colour Marketing Expert, Sharon Grech suggests balancing neutrals with the strength of lipstick red. Blush tones like White Opulence OC-69, Head Over Heels AF-250, Desert Rose 2094-50 combined with Rapture CC-66 offer a harmonious balance to create a space that easily brings in the strength of red without overkill.
“My go-to pinks are muted and warm like sunbaked clay,” says Grech. “Punctuate those soft pinks with a bold red and a crisp yet warm white for a space that feels like a cozy hug all year.”