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Ashley Furniture HomeStore

February 06, 2012 13:16 ET

Give Your Home the Red-Carpet Treatment With 4 Tips From Ashley Furniture

Not Just for Valentine's Day, Red Can Be a "Red-Hot" Color Choice All Year Long

ARCADIA, WI--(Marketwire - Feb 6, 2012) - It's easy to fall in love with red carpets around Valentine's Day and the Oscars, but this fiery color shouldn't be reserved just for special occasions. The trick is to pair red with the perfect color partner.

"When you accent with red the right way, the color will summon you into a room rather than overwhelm you," says Kris Woodcock, VP of Merchandising. "Pairing this passionate color with other colors can help you create an array of different looks, from sophisticated and chic, to earthy to playful."

Ashley Furniture HomeStore has created four red-hot color combos that make it easier than ever to give your home the red carpet treatment:

1. Red + Black. This classic combo, like the one featured in Ashley's Manhattan rug, conjures up boxes of rich chocolate, especially when combined with gold. (Both red and black are dark colors; gold adds a much-needed lighter touch.) But if you're not up for a gilded living room, use a muted camel or straw instead of gold to create a more casual space.

2. Red + Brown. This exotic combo recalls far-flung places and hand-crafted artifacts. Since most browns are just a muted version of red or orange, this mix is harmonious and cozy. If you like this look, just be sure to choose reds with warm, orange undertones. You'll pull off a very chic scheme... and a designer favorite. Use Ashley's Stitch-Salsa Pillows for inspiration.

3. Red + White. This domestic combo evokes images of gingham curtains and the lining of a picnic basket! But this combo can be sleek and modern, too. White is spare and light, red is gutsy and dark. Together, this dynamic duo can be as chic as black and white if both colors are used as solid blocks of color, and patterns kept geometric and modern. Ashley's Darcy - Stone Sofa paired with Hodgepodge - Multi Pillows and Hula - Scarlet Rug creates the perfect look.

4. Red + Orange. This unexpected combo proves once and for all that these two hues don't clash. The key is to keep both of these warm hues similar in value, or 'grayness.' After you've done that, you can go to town with this zesty duo. While you're at it, throw in some pink. Very hot... and a favorite color trio trend for 2012. Pair Ashley's Zia - Salsa Sofa, Garnet Table Lamp and Slice - Bollywood Pillows to get the look.

For more information or to see the latest styles in furniture, as well as accent rugs and other accessories, visit

About Ashley Furniture HomeStore
Ashley Furniture HomeStore, the #1 furniture retailer in the United States, delivers quality, affordable furniture to customers at over 425 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Japan. Ashley Furniture HomeStore is an exclusive provider of furniture from Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the largest furniture manufacturer in the United States.

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