Rich pattern, on walls and windows, creates an exotic mood. Cool down the hot scarlet with subtle blocks of pink.

Mix paisley with folk prints and lush textiles for a parlour full of passion.

Mix matching crimson shades for a Punjabi Palace fit for a maharani.

Who said bathrooms have to be pastel? Shakeit up with bold walls and mismatched tiles.

Red grouting blends the hexagonal tiles in with the red painted walls above.

Enliven a Scandi setting with crimson accents– natural wood benefits from a splash of colour.

White keeps the room fresh and prevents the red from overcrowding the space.

Latticework pattern speaks to the Far East, while deep plums add a twist ofZen.

Hanging Chinese lanterns complement the wallpaper and complete the look.

Photography / Simon Bevan

Styling / Claudia Bryant

Shining a spotlight on the now and the next in home design and decor, Livingetc is the UK's best selling high end and contemporary home design magazine. As a brand, Livingetc showcases the world's very best homes, breaks and makes the trends, and has access to leading international designers for insight and ideas. It was first published in 1998, and is currently edited by Pip Rich.