Valentine's Special: Ways with Red

It's the most romantic month of the year, and whether you'll be celebrating February 14th or not, it's the perfect time to show a certain shade some love.

Red means passion, love, warmth and energy, but it's also a very bold and stylish choice for your home décor. Here, we introduce five ways with red, all sure to quicken your pulse this Valentine's Day.

1) Show all shades some love

If you love red, who says you need to commit to just one shade? Create an artistic-looking room by embracing as many tones as you like. Our Moon Red mosaic tiles for kitchens and bathrooms will bring a variety of hues to your home, and we'll be taking inspiration from this room here to encourage us to mix things up. 

2) Add magic to monochrome

Minimalists and more traditional decorators alike know the joy of a perfectly coordinated monochrome space, but it's time to shake things up. Add a few splashes of red through cushions, wall art, bedding, furniture or even thesemonochrome and red tiles for an instant update that's a whole lot of fun. 

A black, white and red theme is perfect for children's rooms as it's bright and cheery, but unlike traditionally child-like colour schemes, they won't grow out of it almost as soon as you put the paintbrush down! Take a look at this monochrome and red room to see just how engaging the theme can be. 

3) Blend with brights

This is a very brave approach but one that will certainly pay off; who can walk into a bright, colourful room and feel glum? Simply incorporate a bold red into a rainbow of other shades - we love the way these tropical colours look together, although we'd be tempted to cool things down with the help of our Camden Blue tiles.

4) Rustic and red

If the muted creams and taupes which characterised the shabby chic trend are over, we know what is taking their place. Rustic-looking furnishings brought to life by bright primary colours allow you to bring the best of both worlds into your home, as all the charm of stylishly distressed-looking pieces are given real impact by their surprising colour. See what we mean here, and start upcycling that furniture!

5) Terracotta enticements

Lovers of the country-cottage look may be hesitant to embrace bold pillar-box red in their homes, but that doesn't mean their décor needs to miss out on a little extra warmth. Add some spiciness to any room with richly-coloured terracotta tiles. We're big fans of the freshness brought to this terracotta-tiled kitchen by the white units and walls - just be sure to pick out the soft red of the flooring with accessories for a harmonious finish. 

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