Published on December 22, 2020

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So long to putty grays and barely there pinks—according to Farrow & Ball’s color curator, Joa Studholme, next year is all about turning up the heat. The British high priestess of hue predicts that earthy reds will take the spotlight as we look to the beauty of nature as an escape. “Incredibly chic by day and cozy by night, these warm and welcoming earth tones are the perfect colors to bring into our homes while the world is still in disarray,” she says. “They have the power to evoke a feeling of calm and security—something we’re all craving at the moment.” 

We’ve already started to see these soulful shades of brick and terracotta splashed across everything from the moody, old-world interiors of the recently opened Maker Hotel in upstate New York to Dior and Johanna Ortiz’s 2021 fashion collections. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to work the toasty color into your home. Here are our 14 favorite finds that are bursting with this savory red. 

This Indian-inspired botanical motif is our secret weapon for making pesky low ceilings appear even taller or jazzing up the white space on the back of a bookshelf. 

While this Pompeii red polka dot linen gives off preppy vibes, its perfectly imperfect screen-printed pattern feels laid-back enough to look just as cool in boho-inspired spaces.   

If you’re not ready to take the plunge on entire walls swathed in earthy red, try adding just a small pop of the radiant color to your sink or shower with this shea butter soap bar. 

Daily dog walks will seem less like a chore with a graphic floral-print bandana. We particularly love how this one is handmade Stateside from sustainable cotton.  

Can you have too many throw blankets? We say no. And when one is fabricated in Peru from the softest baby alpaca yarn, you won’t mind adding it to the pile. 

Inspired by the slippers of Venetian gondoliers and handcrafted in Florence, these brick velvet mules are a chic but comfy option for running errands—or a marathon. A Netflix marathon, that is.  

Whether it’s a minimal wood base or an intricately detailed ginger jar, go the extra mile and customize your lamp by topping it off with a hearty Pompeii red linen shade. 

What better way to enjoy an afternoon hot cocoa than with this Italian handmade (but dishwasher safe!) ceramic mug, featuring a whimsical design that dates back to the Renaissance. 

A glam combo of brass and rusty red velvet comes in handy for tired feet or as extra seating on family movie night. 

We’re calling it—gingham is back. This overscale version is a playful, modern twist on an age-old classic and makes the perfect casual companion to crisp white duvets or sofas in need of sprucing up. 

Crafted out of Belgian linen, these stonewashed napkins will up your dinner party game, even if the guest list is your quarantine crew and the menu is a takeout smorgasbord. 

Mimicking the centuries-old art of marbled paper, this melamine plate beautifully combines that ever-elusive combo of form and function—we’re stocking up for sunny days of alfresco suppers and poolside snacks.  

Looking for ways to burn through the humdrum hours of quarantine? Try your hand at this 1,000-piece puzzle made completely out of recycled paper, featuring a modern, fruit-laden riff on a classic still life.

Whether you’ve been dying to transform your bathroom into a rosy-hued hammam or add a dynamic backsplash to kitchen walls, these customizable handmade cement tiles will give a modern Moroccan feel to your space. 

 

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