Colour pop: Five ideas for a red interior

Red is the ultimate colour pop for an interior.

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Donald McIntyre’s Still Life on a Red Table goes under the hammer at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh on August 10 with an estimate of £2000-3000. View the lot here

That doesn’t mean it has to be jarring or harsh. In fact, some designers even propose ruby hues as a trick for giving rooms a more intimate feel. Pops of red can also give a little something unexpected to various rooms in the house.

Here we’ve picked a few rosy ideas, some big some small, you can find at auction. 

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This William IV silver mounted red tortoiseshell casket made in London, 1832, by Edward Farrell has an estimate of £800-1200 at Bishop & Miller Auctioneers on July 28. View the lot here

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Offered with an estimate of £400-600 is this pair of mid-century modern Swan Chairs in the style of famed Danish furniture designer Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen. They go under the hammer at US auction house Revere Auctions on July 27. View the lot here

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Attributed to Koloman Moser for Loetz, this Secessionist ruby crackle glass vase, c.1900, is offered for £40-70 at Kinghams in Gloucestershire in its Fine & Decortive Arts sale of July 29-30. View the lot here

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Need something to pop on your wall? How about this James Bond movie poster for From Russia with Love. Carrying an estimate of £300-600, the lot is offered at AntikBar on July 30. View the lot here.

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