Welcome to the next installment in our monochromatic palettes series! The color is red, and we’re all over it. Red is such a versatile color, as we’ll see. And centering your mobile home interior design around this vibrant color is something you won’t regret. As long as you do it right, that is.
Monochromatic palettes for your mobile home: roll out the red
Red is a bright color that has been proven to encourage energy and confidence boosts. Red has the power to lift our spirits. And it is often associated with courage and strength.
Since thecolor has many good qualities, why wouldn’t you want to put some of those positive vibes into your mobile home? On a cold, dreary winters day, your red palette might be the thing that keeps you from getting the blues.
Remember when we said red is a versatile color? Well, there are endless ways of incorporating it into your home, whether you center your design around this bold color or instead choose to gently incorporate only small splashes of red via your decor. Depending on the shade of red, it will fit any taste. Whether you’re an ultra-modern type of person or a country farmhouse type, red’s got you covered.
So let’s look at a few examples.
The master bedroom
Red is a warm color, which means it’s perfect for the master bedroom. Some of that positive energy might even help you get up in the morning. One of the simplest ways to get away with a red design in the master bedroom is to paint a feature wall. Most shades of red won’t do you any favors if you paint the entire room. But painting one wall can give you the effect you’re looking for without drowning the room in this bold color.
If you’re going bold and modern, use grey, white, or black accents. Or, to keep the tone soft and relaxing, paint the walls off-white and offset the red with coral and green (note that plants are always a good idea). Also, use earthy hues to tone down the red.
Roll with it…in the kitchen
One way to nail red in the kitchen is to think 1950’s because perky kitchen colors were all the rage back then. Red appliances can really get the vibe going. However, for the modern minimalist simply painting the lower cabinets red can be just the look you’re going for. And you know what’s especially striking? Painting the island red and leaving the rest of the room sporting neutral colors. Experiment with different shades before splashing your entire kitchen in red.
Although both can look stunning, deep, rich shades are a lot different than bright, modern hues. And you want to make sure your choice matches your style.
The living room
The living room just might be the trickiest place to get red right! Red can be all elegance if you use gold accents. Or it can be rustic if you use wood elements on the fireplace, ceiling, or furniture. It can also be modern if contrasted with bold blues or blacks. The most important thing to remember is to not overdo it. Again, red isn’t the most forgiving color. One of our favorite ways to add red to a living room is to use a red sofa. This allows other colors (like white, blue, or red’s best friend – turquoise) to soften up the colors and make the bright red of the sofa really pop.
Red inspiration for your mobile home
Let’s look at a few photos to get you inspired. As always, the links in this article and Pinterest are a great place to find real-life examples of red done right. But some of the best inspiration can come from unexpected places, so we’ve gathered together a few photos that may get the gears in your head turning.
Look at this – the deep red of the flowers is sofened up by the most creamy color of the sky, creating a calm color palette that would be perfect for any home.
And this is good example of modern colors that could be easily translated into a minimalist mobile home design. The different shades of gray and blue make the red pop so well!
Summer day perfection
What a great combination of contrast and soft retro colors in this summer-y palette. We think this would be gorgeous in a kitchen design.
Roll out the red
Whether you’re a lifelong red lover or you just think your mobile home has suffered enough under boring shades of brown and white, red is the perfect color to lift your spirits. Plus, it can bring a smile to visitors’ faces, and make your mobile home design really stand out. Feeling in a bright-and-bold color mood, but not quite ready for red? You might want to check out the most recent article in this series. It’s all about orange.