Red possesses a unique mutability. Depending on the shade it can seem vital, powerful, dramatic, elegant and classical but also lavish and sensual. It’s ideal to gift living rooms with a festive and regal style via a selection of darker shades of red. Scarlet red or a velvet ruby spread a warm, cozy mood and conjure a waft of baroque luxury. Those who prefer a more soft but not square style should choose a berry red. They can be be shiny and vitalizing like the basic red, but they also effectively accentuate in natural or powdery shadings. Earthy reds like aubergine or the slightly purple magenta are great combinations for wall painting. Darker shades give rooms a calm, balanced vibe while lighter nuances appear discreet and feminine, especially if they’re combined with white and pastel colored furniture and fabric.