Red - a strong, signal colour with lots of impact
The colour red has a stronger signal effect than any other colour. Many traffic signs are framed in red, for example, to ensure maximum attention. There’s a reason why we stop at red traffic lights. The emotional effect that is is associated with the colour depends above all on the precise shade of red. Also, the relevant object in which this colour presents itself also affects its impact. A bright red dress gives its wearer an air of passion and energy. The intensive ruby red of a good wine creates a sense of high quality and sensual pleasure. A deep-red sunset awakens emotions that can almost be called reverential. Of course, red is also the colour of love and romance. From the wealth of wonderful flowers available, most people would choose a bunch of red roses to express their devotion to their beloved.
Red rugs in the living room and dining room
When choosing a lovely rug for your living or dining room, a muted red is excellent at achieving comfortable effects. This effect is especially pleasant in the wintertime. Suitable red tones here are carmine, ruby red or flame red. If you prefer the impact of a real eye-catcher, choose vivid and slightly brighter red tones. These include traffic red, fluorescent red or even raspberry red with its slightly violet undertones. Another plus point of the colour red is its versatility. It makes a huge impact when combined with black or white. Together with metal furniture, red rugs can also give a very stylish impression. If you want the rug to cover the area beneath the dining table, rugs combining different and darker tones of red are a good choice. Families with children will enjoy the rug’s ability to conceal any stains.
Red rugs in the kitchen and the hallway
A red rug in the hallway is shown off to its full effect with wooden floorboards. Depending on the type of wood, both tone-on-tone combinations and high-contrast combinations of floor and rug are possible. Douglas fir or pine often has slightly red tones. Larch wood can even be described as red. With a skilful eye, you can create a harmonious blend of colours here. In turn, deep brown, darker types of wood create the perfect background for light and friendly red shades such as salmon red. Walnut or African yew are ideal wood types here. On the classic, white floor tiles in a kitchen, you have a virtually unlimited choice when it comes to red rugs. All red shades harmonise with white in their own way. The same applies to a kitchen floor in a black and white chessboard pattern. Here, however, one should choose a monochrome rug in just one shade of red.
Red rugs in different colours, styles and patterns
Create appealing contrasts not just with floors and furniture. Other colours within patterned red rugs can also have the same function. Red is extremely popular as the base colour in Oriental rugs. Other red shades as well as brown, grey and yellow then provide the often ornate design with elaborate patterns. In a classically high-end interior style, such a red rug is often used as a visual focus with a distinct character. For a young, urban living environment, a red rug with stripes or geometric figures such as triangles or squares is a good choice. Red rugs also look excellent in the children's room. The pile height also has an important effect on a rug’s visual appearance. Red shaggy rugs are not just softer, warmer and more sound-insulating, they also emanate a sense of cosiness. Short-pile rugs in red are a good choice if frequent cleaning is expected.