While burgundy often has a temporary place in our homes throughout the fall and holiday season, there are year-round interiors that are covered in burgundy that we love.
Out of all the colors in the color wheel, the red family is often portrayed as the most intimidating color to use in design. However, when autumn comes into play, one key member of the red family steps into the limelight: Burgundy. This elegant shade is on the darker side of the red spectrum, mixed with brown and a purple tint. The shade has depth, brought mainly by the unique purple tint, which evokes Ivy-League levels of ambition, an air of royalty, and a touch of wealth. Contrary to popular belief, burgundy has excellent versatility. We won't be surprised if it makes its way to your home decor after reading this article.
When most people think of burgundy, they typically associate it with red wine—surprisingly, it's for a perfect reason! The color's name indeed stems from the unique shade of wine created in Burgundy, France. The first time the name was recorded in association with the color, was in the late 1800s when the import of French wine made its way to English-speaking countries. However, we can see it being used far beyond then.
The color is seen in velvets adorning castles and in the tapestries in Catholic churches, which oftentimes utilize the color due to its closeness to wine, which specifically symbolizes Jesus. So, if this color holds so much significance in history within the religious and royal social circles, it's no wonder why the color would continue to emote a sense of status and wealth in modern-day society, where we see the color trickle down to law firms, universities, and entities that are serious in nature.
Burgundy will oftentimes be coordinated with various shades of browns, from a light beige to deeper mahogany. The combination results in a smart, striking, and luxurious space that really showcases the psychological traits of the color in its purest form. Ten points for Gryffindor for pairing burgundy with a deep golden-yellow.
Look no further than a pale blue to really modernize burgundy! One thing about color theory is that the options are endless, and hence, color combinations offer a surefire way to modernize just about anything. All you need is a color wheel and a mood board as your project's compass. The color combination works because they are triadic on the color wheel, making them each pop without competing with one another. This results in a rich warm feel with just enough lightness to offer some playful relief to the otherwise, grown-up room.
Another classic combination is to go fully monochromatic and pair the color of the hour with an array of pink tones. The combination works because it plays within the same color family but offers a feminine juxtaposition. On one hand, you have burgundy which offers elegance and sultriness and on the other, you have a soft pink which is sweet and playful. The combination is a testament to the meme: Get you a girl who can do both.
Behold the power of texture in textiles and wallcoverings. If you want to have a rich and cozy vibe, play with elegant textures such as raw silk, boucle, and velvets. For wallcoverings, look into wallpapers, high gloss paint, or trims that will elevate the paint color. However, if you need a bit more of a relaxed environment, look into simple woven fabrics such as poplin or linens and simple wallcoverings like standard eggshell paints, lime paints, and roman clay for some movement.
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