Unexpected Red Theory
How a touch of red can elevate your home!
Adding a Touch of Red
In a recent TikTok video that has garnered nearly 1 million views, interior designer and creator Taylor Simon talked about what she calls the “unexpected red theory”.
The unexpected red theory is essentially “adding anything that’s red, big or small, to a room where it seemingly doesn’t match at all and yet, automatically looks better.”
Let’s talk about how and why adding a pop of red can be effective in interior design!
Throughout the video, Simon displays a few examples where an “unexpected” pop of red is capable of elevating and adding dimension to a space. In her first example, she shows a mostly blue, modern bathroom featuring two contemporary red sinks.
“These things have no business being red, but it automatically looks better.”
Moreover, a well-executed red accent, regardless of its size, creates a strong focal point in the space due to its natural ability to pop out against the surrounding decor.
Simon goes on to say that red pairs well with so many different colors, that she’s petitioning for red to be a neutral color. Where do I sign?
There’s a scientifically proven reason as to why red can create such an impact in a space. First off, red is one of the most visible colors in the color spectrum so it has the ability of quickly grabbing attention and attracting the eye.
Think of it this way: the color red is commonly used to warn and alert people through things like stop signs, traffic signals, and emergency lights. It's no coincidence.
Try it Yourself!
Better yet, if you want to try adding a pop of red to your space yourself - it’s simple to do and doesn’t have to be expensive!
Something like a red pillow or blanket for your couch can work perfectly. On the other hand, if you like to DIY, you can paint a doorframe or something much smaller such as a picture frame for an art piece to give it that updated, refreshed look.
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