One of the most popular interior design trends that we called out was the rise of tonal reds in decorating schemes. We love tonal reds, but when the color red comes up in interior design, many people automatically picture the color of a fire engine. But, there are so many colors that can be characterized as tonal reds that range from the red engine red to even some oranges and pinks. These colors should be celebrated in all types of designs, but we think a great place for this color palette is a small to medium-sized room.
Small spaces can be tricky to decorate in even the best of circumstances. It can quickly and easily become cluttered if you don’t have the right furniture pieces. On top of that, depending on the colors and textures you use, it can make your small space appear even smaller and more cramped. But, if done right, a design can really enhance the space you have and make it sing.
To help you find some inspiration, we’re going to share different ways you can incorporate these colors into your small room.
Less is More
Even though you might like the color red doesn’t mean you have to go overboard. Having one or two tonal red elements is incredibly chic and can add a much-needed pop of color to an otherwise unbalanced design. No matter what your style, you can (and should!) bring in a tonal red element that allows the eye to latch onto something when you enter the room.
We love the designs above because they show how you can use a tonal red shade in small ways to create a big impact. We especially love how one of the designs uses a bunch of different colors, but the small uses of tonal reds still take center stage.
A Balanced Design
If you are a little bit more adventurous in terms of your color palette, we absolutely encourage you to add even more tonal red elements into your room. One way you can do that is to use a slightly softer hue of red – pink! Pink may seem to have the same level of boldness than true red, but pink is pretty multifaceted. Depending on the shade, pink can lift a design, make a room seem brighter, and can even be seen as a neutral shade that can be incorporated in a lot of different ways.
In the photos above, you can see the many different ways pink and other tonal reds are used to create a warm design.
The More Red, The Better
If you love bold and bright colors and want to make them the cornerstone of your room, then you should consider basing your design around several shades of red. Red, even though it’s bold, can be a good color to use to ground your design because many shades are earthy and warm. In the images above, you can see that these designs fully embraced the wide range of tonal reds that were available and they are able to still maintain balance despite how much color is present.