If I'm going to wear (or exhibit) the color red, it has to be something extra special, super minimal, or downright kooky. It's a color that has big impact in carefully edited doses (awesome), and can easily end up looking ....well, gaudy as hell. But I say, if you (or your living space) are going to end up looking gaudy as hell, at least do it purposefully. And have a shit ton of fun with it.
While specimens No. 1 & No. 2 pique my curiosity, I'm completely smitten by this wonderfully weird steak n' roses rug by illustrator Nathalie Lété (and check out her other items available at Anthropolige ) via The Jealous Curator.
Shades of red for fall & winter 2013 via the Pantone Color Report.