The color red is a lot of things! The rich, warm tone reminds people of the heat of the summer and the festive spirit of winter holidays. Though in recent years, cooler colors have ruled interiors, bold crimsons are suddenly back on the scene

Like taking a bite into a red velvet cupcake, a soft, luxurious scarlet chair adds a taste of glamour to neutral and monochromatic spaces.

From crimson and fire engine red to Merlot and rust, there are endless ways to use this warm shade to create a mood.

Red can feel contemporary, traditional, rustic or timeless, depending on the shade and context. A touch of red can warm up a room, or add drama when used as the main color in a small space such as a powder room.

This space screams strong, radiant and full of energy, it is pleasing with confidence. Red is incredibly versatile when used in moderation.

This room solves the balance problem in its own unique way.  This living room uses the color red sparingly as accents! This vivid hue makes a dramatic difference.

Balance and elegance are the keys to getting this fabulous color scheme spot on!

An all-white backdrop ensures that even the slightest pops of black and red stand out with ease. Wow! This makes for a super-chic home!

Contemporary kitchens with glossy counter tops are incredibly popular and seem to be the preferred choice in most urban homes.  Combining with white in an effortless manner, red and black is a color duo that seems custom-made for the trendy modern kitchen!

Architectural Digest has done it again! The red hues provide a great this lovely organic living space.  The neutral, peaceful ambiance of the white balances out with the bold, demanding red.

This gorgeous San Francisco home library paneling has been painted a classic Chinese red with gilt detailing.  The emerald tufted chairs are so settling!