Can I make red tones less intensive?


Reader's question:

"The red color is dominant in my apartment. The sofas are red and the paintings have mostly red tones. The draperies are brown with silver details and the furniture is wooden (wenge). I feel a bit tired and strested with all this red and I am wondering wether I could make red tones less intensive"

Our recommendations:

Red is actually a bright & intense color that tends to dominate space. If red is not used properly and prudently it might provoke stress. Moreover, red becomes even more bright, if the background is white. 

So in order to make red less intense, we suggest you to paint the walls in neutral tones and more specifically to paint them grey, grey-blue or grey-olive. 



Moreover, you can add a few decorative items, in cold, bright colors that will attract the attention from the red surfaces. Arrange for example 2 or 3 cyan pllows in the sofa. 

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