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The Red Room: An American Classic
Kate Smith
The Red Room: An American Classic
Photo Credit: Kate Smith
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When it comes to the color, red one of the most iconic rooms in America is the Red Room in the White House. The vibrant color scheme and intimate size has made it a favorite place to retreat for presidents and first ladies.

The famous red room has changed its look throughout history but the one thing that hasn’t changed since 1840 is the color. Prior to that time you might be surprised to learn at this room, well known for its color, wasn’t always red. In 1809, Former First Lady Dolly Madison decorated the White House parlor in “sunflower yellow.” Beautiful drapes adorned the walls and yellow silk covered the furniture.

Have a look at this famous room as it evolved its style over time.

But just because the President and First Lady wanted to stay more traditional doesn’t mean you have to.  How about pairing red with aqua or green.

The powder room is the perfect place for red even if the rest of your home instead very colorful. It will be a delightful surprise for your guest when they open the door.

If you aren’t ready to go big with red you can add small doses with fabrics or accessories, such as this bedding and slippers.

Or just add a hint of color. Every room can use a touch of red.

Classic red is favorite of many Americans who have painted rooms in their own homes in this striking hue. Are you ready to bring this classic color into your own home?

How will you bring this classic color into your own home?

- Kate

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  1. my white kitchen has a red island, red colanders and touches of red in the artwork. just enough to jazz it up.