Red packs a punch, whether you’re wearing it or adding it to your home’s palette. It can look great on a nightstand in a little boy’s room, glamorous in ruby-red glass on a vanity table, or patriotic in pillows on your front porch. Pantone’s announcement that “Viva Magenta” would be its 2023 Color of the Year has gotten everyone thinking about how and where they can use it. Here are some ideas. 

Nicolai Wiig-Hansen’s cheerful Raawii Relae bowl adds style to the table. Made of mouth-blown glass in Portugal, the bowl would also make a great gift. $77;

A little luxury

OKA’s Adapana velvet armless chair, shown here in blood orange, is a utility player. Keep it in the living room and shift it to the dining room for extra seating, or move it to the bedroom — even your closet, if it’s roomy enough. $1,495; OKA, 3461 W. Alabama;

Pop of color

If your couch and chairs are neutral, pillows are the perfect way to introduce color to a room. Try OKA’s Koyari Cushion Cover in vermillion red. $90; OKA, 3461 W. Alabama;

Eye-catching ikat

The red ikat print gets a muted treatment on a honey-colored background in OKA’s Palau silk pillow cover. $90; OKA, 3461 W. Alabama;

Spring settings

Get ready for your next garden party luncheon with Marigold Living’s lively Sanya pattern, with pink and orange marigolds on napkins and place mats. $32 for a set of two napkins or place mats;

Pagoda style

Why go neutral when you can see red? Wildwood’s Bamboo Chandelier packs style and color. $1,907 at Alyson Jon Interiors, 22401 Bissonnet

Table statement

Wildwood’s Savannah Lamp in fuchsia (or six other colors) combines a glass cylinder with a gold-leaf base and top for simple elegance. $872 at Alyson Jon Interiors, 2401 Bissonnet


Start your tablescape foundation with OKA’s Nostell Diamonds tablecloth, a tidy pattern that comes in Red Madder or Indigo. $150; OKA, 3461 W. Alabama;

Multipurpose pouf

Use it as a soft coffee table, for propping up your feet or even for extra seating. Janus et Cie’s Bon Vivant Pouf comes in two colors and three sizes (22, 35 and 55 inches in diameter). $2,191; Janus et Cie, 3935 San Felipe

Pretty as a pomegranate

Janus et Cie’s Ambrosia collection incudes porcelain pomegranate sculptures in four sizes (4, 8, 11.75 and 15.75 inches). $444-$3,212; Janus et Cie, 3935 San Felipe 

Another layer

Juliska’s Tuileries Garden place mat comes in pink — plus chambray and pistachio — and are made of abaca natural fibers with a French-inspired filigree detail. $20 each;

Perfect match

Crate & Barrel’s Marin 22-inch linen napkin in Summer’s Pink looks great with its tailor finished 1.5-inch hem and mitered corners. $9.95 each or $35.82 for a set of four; 

A bold choice

Fans of Pantone’s “Viva Magenta” could choose Graham & Brown’s “Vixen” red paint with confidence. $90 a gallon; 

Sexy bedroom

Soho Home’s Vivienne sofa proved so popular that they decided to use it as inspiration for a bed. The bed, upholstered in deep-red cotton velvet with pleated stitch details, is a bedroom statement piece. It comes in four sizes: full, queen, king and California king. $3,595-$4,295;

Made in America

Blue Star has been handcrafting ranges and other appliances in Pennsylvania for 140 years. They can also be made in an endless list of colors, including “Viva Magenta,” shown here in a 48-inch duel-fuel range with a 12-inch griddle and a matching Sahara curved side hood. Range $16,995 and up, hood, $6,635 and up;

Retro style

Big Chill’s Classic Fridge fits in with farmhouse, rustic or industrial style. It’s shown here in the 30-inch size but also comes in other sizes. $5,895; The Brass Maiden, 2016 Richmond;

From Italy

Bertazzoni’s induction range (shown here in Rosso) has four high-power heating zones on its glass work top and its spacious, 4.6-cubic-foot oven has seven shelf levels. $6,099;; K&N Appliance Gallery, Baths of America, Morrison Supply, Ferguson stores, Gulf & Basco, Expressions Home Gallery, Manna Distributors, Acero Bella and Sara Appliance & Electronics in Houston; Wilson’s Appliances & Mattresses, Kitchens of Texas and Tri-Supply in Conroe

Just relax

American Leather reinvented the recliner with its Evander chair. It comes in a 40-inch or 43-inch seat and includes a lifetime warranty on its frame and suspension. $3,299 and up; Alyson Jon Interiors; Cantoni; Meredith O’Donnell Fine Furniture; Noel Furniture

A touch of velvet

Aerin’s Valentina velvet frames in cinnabar is a gift with a romantic touch. $450 for a 4-by-6 and $525 for a 5-by-7;; Longoria Collection, 1101-02 Uptown Park

His muse

Jonathan Adler added a glossy red lining and the scent of tomato leaves to his Muse candle. This one’s his Couleur Tomate Candle. $88 at

Just a nibble

Master beaders in India spend 100 hours on each pucker in Jonathan Adler’s sexy “Bitten” pop art. $950 at

A little love

What will you keep in your cheeky Jonathan Adler striped Love canister? $110;

Here, kitty kitty

Rows of spotty cats walk in success in York Wallcovering’s peel-and-stick Big Cat Walk wallpaper. $70 per 45-square-foot roll;

Waves of comfort

Sit in a straightforward way or throw your legs over the wavy left or right arms of the Semo swivel chair, $5,500;

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