Color Crave: A Touch of Peppermint

In December 2017/January 2018, Retreat, Stuff by Gina StephensLeave a Comment

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Just like a strategically placed candy cane on the branches of a Christmas tree, a touch of red and white brings some cheer to your home for the holiday season. Commit to a bright sofa or rug, or keep it subtle with a blanket, a candle or a handmade basket.

Fretwork Rug, $499.99; Target

All Across Africa, handmade Rwandan basket, $49.95; Form & Function

Book bundle, $15; Form & Function

Decorative tray, $19; Affordable Chic

Ihi fancy frame 4×6, $18.95; Form & Function

Throw pillows (2)
18 x 18, 29.99; Target

Lazar Flirt Sofa, starting at $1999;
Ambiente Modern Furniture

Savannah throw
50” x 72”, $120; Form & Function

Pottery coaster set/4, $38.95; Form & Function

Vance Kitira timber candle, $16.25; Affordable Chic
















































My favorite red to recommend for interiors is Farrow & Ball Rectory Red, #217. This red is a darkened red, making it warm and liveable. While the red family tends to stimulate the senses, the black tones in this shade of red counteract the sensory overload. Use this red in any room that you want to make rich and warm.

—Paula Fullerton, Sew Fine II,

I love painting walls in Farrow & Ball’s Rectory Red, #217. Red walls create a dramatic background for a gilded mirrors, art and unique furnishings, old and new. 

— Tula Summerford, Design by Tula,

Benjamin Moore Sumac V5: I love the depth and richness of this red. It says “pure romance” and would be the perfect shade to create an intimate dining room. Or paired with old books, it would make a perfect library color.

—Carole Marcotte, Form & Function,

If I have to have a true red, not too blue, not too orange, not too pink, I use Benjamin Moore Chili Pepper. It stays a warm and pleasing color. 

—Leigh Jones, Leigh Jones Interior Design

Benjamin Moore Burnt Peanut Red 2081 gives a rosy red feel to match perfectly with a lot of the red and cream French toile fabrics I use.

—Becky Baldwin, Becky F. Baldwin Designs,

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