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How-To Decorate with Garnet Red

Contemporary, traditional, rustic, and timeless – the versatility of garnet red has the ability to instantly transform a room depending on how you style it. Add warmth and depth to your room by adding elements of garnet red into a space. Here are 5 of our favorite ways to add a touch of this deep red to your home:

1. Mix Bold with the Traditional

 

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If you are looking to add a bit of flair to a traditional space, integrate subtle shades of garnet red in florals and landscapes. The above New York City apartment designed by Nathan Turner fuses traditional subjects with rich hues and layered patterns to create a space that is eye-catching yet tasteful. For a masterfully refined touch of garnet red, look to Saatchi Art artist Teis Albers and his work “Bouquet XXIV“.

“Bouquet XXIV” by Teis Albers via Saatchi Art

2. Incorporate Portraiture Into Your Room

 

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Portraiture has the unique capability of creating an intimate and intriguing ambience to a room. Incorporating the striking color of garnet red in portraiture beautifully complements the idyllic living room space designed by Andrew Sheinman. Design your space with compelling portraiture work, such as “Somnium No. 7, Series II” by Mario Henrique, to enhance your room.

“Somnium No. 7, Series II” by Mario Henrique via Saatchi Art

3. Create an Attention-Grabbing Focal Wall

 

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Utilizing the deep hue of garnet red will set the mood for a subdued and thoughtful room. Create a focal wall that will easily draw people’s eyes by featuring a large colorfield or an abstract painting. To establish that desired focal point, style with “Shifter 1” by painter Joao Pinto to instantly transform your space.

“Shifter 1” by Joao Pinto via Saatchi Art

4. Highlight an Unexpected Area

 

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Adding subtle touches of garnet red in unpredictable ways can fully transform a room. Martyn Bullard’s design contrasts the bold color of garnet red with soft neutral colors to accentuate elements within the space. The balance of neutral and bold colors featured in “Puzzled Girl” by Magdalena Krzak will formulate harmony within your space.

“Puzzled Girl” by Magdalena Krzak via Saatchi Art

5. Accent with Garnet Red

 

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Displaying an accent piece with garnet red elements will generate a refreshing quality that will be sure to impress guests. Create a statement by showcasing striking pieces, such as “Ruby Red Hugging Couple” by sculptor Marko Humphrey-Lahti.

“Ruby Red Hugging Couple” by Marko Humphrey-Lahti via Saatchi Art

Experiencing a Major Color Crush? Read our earlier post for more about how to capture the positive power of color with art, or reach out to Saatchi Art’s complimentary Art Advisory to find original art in your favorite colors today.