The Parisian bars, sultry films, and natural wonders inspired by this daring hue have us seeing red (in a heart-eye emoji kind of way). Here's our ultimate guide to the color.
Published Feb 17, 2017 8:00 AM
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Racy and vibrant, red symbolizes power and passion. In other words, no one puts this color in the corner—or if you do, it will take over the whole room anyway. Red revs up the appetite and stirs strong emotions, so add a splash of crimson to your space if you need more energy flowing around—along with good luck; the fiery hue equals good fortune in many cultures. A bright red lip is an instant face refresher, or go bold and try a red lightbulb in the bathroom for an arty, darkroom vibe. According tosleepy jones
creative director Katie Hatch, “Red has a special place in my heart. When I went through my first mid-life crisis, I became obsessed with Jack White, who reminded me of the power of color—especially red. After I watched all the available White Stripes videos, I started wearing all-red outfits. And you know what? It is a power move. I return to that idea whenever I need an extra boost,” she says.
Where to Eat
The places to soak up your favorite palette, from a Manhattan dining institution to a chic Parisian bar.
Russian Tea Room, New York City
Le Très Particulier bar in Hôtel Particulier, Paris
Book This Stay
Dreamy color moments to surround yourself in.
Madonna Inn, California
Chateau Castigno, France
Red-hued places to spice up your travels. Electric Cinema, London Palais Garnier, Paris San Antonio Public Library, Texas Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Explore These Natural Wonders
Go outside to get your red fix.
Antelope Canyon, Arizona Red Beach, Panjing, China Red Rocks, Sedona, Arizona
Put these jams on repeat for the color-inspired soundtrack to your life.
“Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik” by Red Hot Chili Peppers “Red” by Taylor Swift
“Made In The Shade” by The Rolling Stones
Inspirations on Film
Recreate sets from these cinematic wonders.
The Woman in Red
The Red Shoes
Flight of the Red Balloon
Three Colors: RedAmelie The Red DesertValentino: The Last Emperor
American Beauty Vicky Cristina Barcelona (yep, that darkroom scene)
Get the scoop on our favorite pink spots from across the globe.
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