Thursday, February 17, 2011

Adding a dash of red...

I've recently been adding touches of red to my coastal blue kitchen and I love it.  My obsession love for red in the the kitchen really started with a tortilla warmer I bought in New Mexico, then came a few vintage dishtowels with cherries...and now I've added in a knife holder and a few other little accessories.

So I thought I would share some of my favorite coastal blue and red spaces from Coastal Living Magazine.


The red looks great against the ocean background.
Love the blue table...with the different chairs mixed in.
Red Wicker on the porch?  Divine!
Love the oar over the headboard.
A splash of red adds so much to this room.
What a beautiful red kitchen.
The coral pillows adds a wonderful coastal touch.

Hope this inspires you to add 
some (more) red into your home!


26 comments:

Donna said...

Hi Debbie
My favorite is that adorable front porch with the wicker chair. It's just so inviting!

Donnie said...

I love that style and beach theme. I have all kinds of lighthouses up in western NC because that's what I like. Hubby was stationed on a lighthouse in his Coast Guard days. I finally figured out it was alright to surround myself with things we love.

michelle said...

What beautiful inspiration pictures! I love the red added with the blue, so coastal and so perfect! I am in love with the first picture, and the front porch..aahhhh..yes please!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have bright red....and bright blue in different rooms so I try to pull those colors throughout my home to blend the rooms! LOVE touches of red! I LOVE the coral pillow and would love to get a couple of nautical pillows for the living room! ♥ What great ideas in this photos! ♥

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

I love all these images! I use red in my coastal cottage {currently in Illinois} to warm up the cold winters.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Red definitely adds some pop to a room! I like all white rooms with soft, subtle touches of red here and there... so pretty. It sounds like you added some fun touches of red to your kitchen, Debbie!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
~ Jo :)

becky said...

I see what you mean! Fun.
However, my kitchen hot shots are fuchsia...gotta be with the aquamarine blue and lime tones in there.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I like the red..., so cheerful and bright.

Beth said...

The red really does make a difference! I love the wicker chair on the porch, along with the blue table and mismatched chairs. Too cute!

Della said...

The dark red accents with the dark blue spiral staircase are quite stunning!

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

I love the second photo with the rustic furniture, mixed chairs and the rag rug to pull it all together.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I like adding red to my home...I actually like to change out colors per season...I had red for Christmas and Valentines and now I will change to Spring:) XO

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love red and blue, I think it looks patriotic and retro at the same time,

Carol

One Heart (Marcia) said...

My favorite color combination--red and aqua--it's always on my blog and I might incorporate it into one of our rooms one of these days. Gorgeous.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

It certainly has inspired me. This what I have planned for my kitchen. I had more red in my other house and I'm starting to miss it. So, I will be bringing a little of it back. Great photos. That striped chair is so fun looking!

Jane said...

I love red...have several red pillows, an ottoman with lots of red polka dots (and green, etc) on a dark blue background. And most of the art in the room has lots of bold red. I really love this room!!!
Jane (artfully graced)

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I love red. In fact, I did some early posts on red in my kitchen. Sounds like you are having fun adding red to your house too. Thanks for sharing the wonderful images with us.

beth said...

I love white rooms with splashes of red and blue!! The inspiration photos were so beautiful!! I'm thinking of painting my armoire red to add a bit of red to the living room. These photos have really inspired me to do so!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Beth.

gpc said...

Love it! Gotta get me some red!

Barb said...

I love red paired with turquoise!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh--I LOVE it all!!! It is fabulous!!! Just to let you know--you will be one of my featured guests on this coming Monday on my magazine blog--pure fun!!!
XO

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Looks beautiful! I've been adding red, yellow and a hint of green to our cottage - it looks great! Love the red!

Deb said...

I have been loving little pops of red lately too...great inspiration pics! ~Deb~

Cat & Cricket said...

Now that is Brilliant!
Love love love!!!
No, I was vacationing in St. Pete... am making my move from NJ to there..once we can get any of the "D" stuff settled!
Then you can decorate for me!! LOL!!
Smiles~
C

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Liz
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HereBeDragons said...

We're trying LESS red!
An old roomie loved red - it was everywhere. Now we're transitioning over to blues and greens. But of course, my entire bedroom is red. Kitchen appliances (microwave, kettle, credenza) are red. We've got plenty!