When considering colour palettes for your home, maroon is definitely one to add to the list. Marvellous maroon is the perfect intensity of red to add dollops of warmth wherever it is used in the home. Interestingly, the French word for chestnut is “marron”, which is where the colour gets its name from. It’s a rich red with elements of brown and purple. Let’s take a look at how you can use this luxurious colour in your home.
5 ways to use the colour maroon in your home
1. Accent it
Maroon is a deep colour, so rather than painting every wall inside your home in it, you may prefer to paint a maroon accent wall. It will completely change the way a room looks by adding a wonderful pop of colour to an otherwise neutral space. You can even follow through with another measure of maroon in a decor or furniture item. If painting a maroon wall is too permanent for you then you can also opt for maroon curtains with one or two matching decor or furniture items. When used as an accent hue, maroon will add warmth and comfort to any space.
2. Romanticise it
Does maroon evoke romantic images of neat nails and luscious lips? Red is usually the colour we all associate with love and romance, and maroon red is no exception. Which is why it is a perfect colour for main bedroom walls, as it fills the space with luxury and love. Or you can use the colour in smaller doses to add a little “heart” to the bedroom.
3. Mix it
There are many colours that maroon mixes well with, including pinks and purples, which creates a cosy atmosphere in a lounge or sitting room. It’s as if you’re in a beautiful, floral garden full of lavender and roses. Here are some other maroon living room wall ideas.
If you’re mad for maroon then why not highlight your love for the colour by painting the exterior of your home in maroon. A maroon exterior will certainly make your home stand out (in a good way) and it won’t show any dirt.
5. Scatter it
If painting your exterior walls in maroon is a bit too much for you then why not scatter some of this elegant colour around your home? You’ll be surprised how well it matches and works in almost every room.
How do you plan on using this colour in your home?