June Colour of the Month – Ruby Red

Anne Roselt
Anne Roselt
, Plascon Colour Manager

We are staying with gemstone inspiration this month, as featured in the latest issue of Plascon Spaces Magazine. As the winter chill sets in, what better gem to get inspiration from than the ruby. The ruby is said to balance the heart, help build self-esteem and confidence, and boost our energy levels.

Plascon Colour Inspiration Session #12 – Ruby Red

June Colour of the Month – Ruby Red

Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2013 Finale, Image Source purefilmcreative.com/

Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2013 Finale, Image Source: purefilmcreative.com/

Ruby Red stimulates us emotionally and physically; it is passionate, energetic and hot; red makes a statement and we are sure to see a lot of these rich hues this winter.

June Colour of The Month Ruby Red Inspiration, Image Source loveisspeed.blogspot.com

June Colour of The Month – Ruby Red inspiration, Image Source: loveisspeed.blogspot.com

The deeper tones of red, like ruby, have a richness and elegance and will add drama and sophistication to whatever room they are used. Reds with more of an orange tone are seen as more fun loving, outgoing and warm.

June Colour of The Month Ruby Red Inspiration, Image Source interiordesigncool.com

June Colour of The Month – Ruby Red inspiration, Image Source: interiordesigncool.com

Red is a warm, action-oriented colour and is therefore best used in places that require warmth or physical action, such as a front door, staircase, hall or dining room.

Red is a great colour for a kitchen. It stimulates the appetite and makes us feel energetic and motivated. Bear in mind that it is a warm colour, so this needs to be taken into consideration.

June Colour of The Month Ruby Red Inspiration, Image Source: zsofiberendez.wordpress.com

June Colour of The Month – Ruby Red inspiration, Image Source: zsofiberendez.wordpress.com

Red’s strength of character can sometimes be difficult to live with, so instead of painting all the walls red you could just paint a feature wall.

June Colour of The Month Ruby Red Inspiration, Image Source: decorecomgigi.com

June Colour of The Month – Ruby Red inspiration, Image Source: decorecomgigi.com

June Colour of The Month Ruby Red Inspiration, Image Source: interiordesignforhouses.com

June Colour of The Month – Ruby Red inspiration, Image Source: interiordesignforhouses.com

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June Colour of The Month – Ruby Red inspiration, Image Source: fr.123rf.com

Ruby Red works extremely well with neutrals like black, white, grey and wood tones.

June Colour of The Month Ruby Red Inspiration, Image Source: krusto.ru

June Colour of The Month – Ruby Red inspiration, Image Source: krusto.ru

June Colour of The Month Ruby Red Inspiration, Image Source: krusto.ru

June Colour of The Month – Ruby Red inspiration, Image Source: krusto.ru

To balance the energy of red, introduce its complementary colour green or turquoise – this can be done with accessories like pictures and cutlery or with green plants.

June Colour of The Month Ruby Red Inspiration, Image Source: decorecomgigi.com/

June Colour of The Month – Ruby Red inspiration, Image Source: decorecomgigi.com/

You can also introduce the colour in your furnishings, giving furniture a contemporary look. It doesn’t have to be the entire cupboard, it could just be the shelves or backing.

If you love red, why not consider painting your front door in this colour? It makes such a welcoming and elegant statement.

June Colour of The Month Ruby Red Inspiration, Image Source: decoratingfiles.com

June Colour of The Month – Ruby Red inspiration, Image Source: decoratingfiles.com

June Colour of The Month Ruby Red Inspiration, Image Source: InStyle-Decor.com

June Colour of The Month – Ruby Red inspiration, Image Source: InStyle-Decor.com

June Colour of The Month Ruby Red Inspiration, Image Source: decoratingfiles.com

June Colour of The Month – Ruby Red inspiration, Image Source: decoratingfiles.com

And just like Grey, Ruby Red is part of a book trilogy.

June Colour of The Month Ruby Red Inspiration, Image Source: amazon.com

June Colour of The Month – Ruby Red inspiration, Image Source: amazon.com

Red personalities are full of self-confidence; they are achievers who are unafraid to take risks and are passionate about life; they are extroverted, impulsive, competitive, energetic, daring and assertive. Red people enjoy being centre of attention.

Image Source Anne Roselt

Image Source: Anne Roselt

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2 Responses

  1. Fyrne says:

    Hi Ann

    I need some advice please – before I drive myself insane!!

    In a few weeks, we will be moving into our new home. The tiles selected are an Ash blue/grey porcelain. The lounge (50m2) and dining room are open plan – leading off the kitchen which is tangerine and oak. The Persian rugs are reds and the couches beige. The wooden furniture is distressed oak, teak and some painted shabby chic. Some feature walls will be cladded.
    Now, what colour to paint the walls? Any suggestions will be most appreciative.

    Thanks
    Fyrne

    • Plascon says:

      Hi Fyrne

      Thanks for reaching out to us. We have passed your query on to the Spaces Showroom Team, our colour experts, who will be in touch with your shortly.

      Kind regards
      Plascon

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