When redecorating a home, a harmonious existence means finding compatibility in a combination of colors. But you can’t judge the results until you try, and experimentation is the name of the game.
Interior decorators Stuart Blaine and Robert Booth tried out the surprisingly pleasing team-up of vibrant red and purple decor for a family room — just part of the creative style used inside a Long Island home back in the 70s.
That punchy mix of color managed to blend with the fruitwood tones of Louis XVI chairs, the black-brown ceiling beams, and the walnut of a French country armoire (not shown), all accented with mod furnishings in stark white.
The red of the walls was lively and reflective, thanks to being painted in a high-gloss enamel. (The shiny red rotary dial telephone even matched the scheme!)
Pastel pink with lavender never seemed strange, did it? Red & purple decor like this is simply an intensification of those pale tints.