This week I finally had time to catch up on all my September and October fashion glossies, and two things struck me. To begin with, a great deal of this September 2012 dilemma of Vogue is styled just like”1990s club kids meet people from the Capitol at The Hunger Games,” and it’s odd. Secondly, and far better news, is that oxblood red is back, and it appears rich, tasty and more current than ever.
Since fashion and decor tend to take turns following each other, these fashion pages sent me searching out the hue here at . I found designers employing this deep red tone in spaces from conventional dining rooms to contemporary powder rooms. I know the name”oxblood” is a little off-putting, but these rooms are anything but. Take a look.
Use oxblood red as an exterior accent. Doors like this are welcoming and draw the attention.
Susan Jay Design
Oxblood is a warm way to welcome visitors once they are inside the doorway as well.
The richness of this color combined with leather is a stunner. Use oxblood leather onto a Chesterfield sofa, wooden dining chair seat cushion or tufted corner chair, as you see here.
Martha O’Hara Interiors
Give this deep red a neutral background with tans, lighter and lighter hints of crimson.
Andrea Schumacher Interiors
Glenn Gissler Design
Give natural wood tones oomph with an oxblood blot.
Use oxblood walls in conjunction with a contrasting trim, for example wainscoting.
Karlene Hunter Baum
Use it as a backsplash in a warm, traditional kitchen.
Try it as a dramatic accent in the most minimalist of kitchens, whether on a valance a single cabinet or table linens.
Just Designz Serveware – $24.99
Speaking of table linens, if you want to give oxblood an evaluation run, try it with serving pieces, china, blossom or floral structures.
Stig Carlson Architecture
Oxblood is a great selection for style that is Asian.
W. Gibson & Co..
When this red goes iridescent, it transforms into a glamorous appearance.
Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ
Blend touches of oxblood with eggplant. Split it up with creams, woods, tans and browns.
Rachel Reider Interiors
Oxblood Red Sculpted Vase Porcelain Table Lamp – $149.99
Accessories like lamps are a fantastic way to present the color to a room.
Browse more color ideabooks