I think red is one of the most difficult colours to use in an interior, yet it is probably one of our favourite colours, being primeval and powerful in its symbolism. Red is one of the strongest colours in the spectrum and is the colour that can be best seen from a distance, ensuring it makes a real impact.

Used well red can be vibrant, life affirming and powerful. One of my all time favourite designers, Suzy Hoodless, uses red to fantastic effect because she uses it in small doses with real impact and she has really changed my attitude to this amazing colour. The inspirational images below are all from Suzy’s interiors and show how red can bring a scheme to life.


Suzy Hoodless Barbados


Suzy Hoodless Barbados

Beach house, Barbados 


Suzy Hoodless LondonTown house, London


Suzy Hoodless London


Suzy Hoodless LondonThe Hospital, private members’ club, London