Add a Pop of Color to Your Wedding Registry with These Bold Red Gift Ideas
Red may be the color of love, but that's not all this bold hue is: The classic color, which is perennial popular in the world of fashion, is also the ultimate accent color around the home. Because red is one of the three primary colors, it will never feel like a passing trend or a seasonal favorite—it has a timelessness that makes it easy to embrace in just about any aspect of your life.
With all that being said, we understand that many people—even those who love red most!—feel hesitant to use it as the primary color in their home décor. It's bold and certainly makes a statement, which is why we love it most for decorative accents and small touches. Regardless of your style, we promise that red can work in any room in your house—you just have to know how and when to use it.
Choosing all-red everything can inadvertently turn your space from the tranquil retreat you've been dreaming of into a visually over-stimulating environment, so it's important to think of it in terms of accents. As you craft your red-hued registry, look for small accessories and meaningful details in this statement hue that will cheer up corners of your home: a red toaster amidst a sea of sterling appliances in your kitchen, red kilim pillows to top your neutral-hued sofa, and a red patterned outdoor rug to brighten up your patio are some of the many ways to do just that.
And if you really love red? Then go for it! As long as it makes you happy, you can't go wrong. To help you fill out your registry with some cherry-hued pieces, we've picked out some of our favorite red products to get you inspired.
Caffeine fan? Us too. This red espresso machine will have you buzzing, plus it's so retro and cute that you'll be happy to leave it out in your kitchen.
Illy "X1" Espresso Machine, $695, illy.com.
Everyone should have a Dutch oven on their registry list, and this deep red version from Le Creuset is a classic.
Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Deep Oven, starting at $300, williams-sonoma.com.
This handmade kilim pillow will add a little texture and interest to you bed or couch. We think it works just as well mixed in with other similar patterned pillows or with neutral colored solids, so there's no wrong space to use it in.
Wen Kilim Shop Kilim Pillow, $30.40, etsy.com.
Who says your storage containers can't be just as fun as the rest of your registry? These red bowls are perfect for everything from leftover pasta to your Tuesday work lunch.
Food52 x Rosti Mepal Nested Storage Bowls, $48, food52.com.
KitchenAid's classic designs don't disappoint—we've tested this can opener and it works like a dream. No rusting here!
KitchenAid Can Opener, $11.64, amazon.com.
You'll feel like you're in a French bistro with these timeless striped napkins. They won't go out of style, and since they're under ten dollars for a set of four, you'll never worry about getting them dirty.
World Market Red Villa Striped Napkins, $7.96 for a set of 4, worldmarket.com.
This mod, structural vase makes a statement and will complement any and all flowers you decide to throw in it.
West Elm Stepped Form Ceramic Vase, $34.99, westelm.com.
For the cheese connoisseurs, these Italian made knives may be an investment, but they're made to last for generations. Plus, they're beautiful.
Berti Red-Handled Italian Cheese Knives, $435 for a set of 3, food52.com.
If you crave a little red but tend to lean towards clean and classic stylistically, this duvet cover is for you. It'll add a little pop to your bedroom without going overboard.
Serena & Lily Border Frame Duvet, starting at $99.99, serenaandlily.com.
This beautiful handmade platter is almost too beautiful to serve cheese off of. Treat it like art and mount it in your gallery wall or use it for your next dinner party.
Jessica Howard Red Poppies Ceramic Platter, $150, etsy.com.
We love a classic ginger jar, and this one is just asking to be displayed on a front hall table or somewhere central in your home where it's sure to be appreciated.
Williams-Sonoma Twisted Lotus Ginger Jar, $395, williams-sonoma.com.
Dansk makes some of our favorite bakeware, and this red baker is no exception. The best part? It's a perfect oven to table registry piece, so you don't have to worry about dirtying more dishes.
Dansk "Kobenstyle" Rectangular Baker, $119.95, amazon.com.
This table runner is made of recycled paper and is the perfect solution for when you're doing a little outdoor entertaining (alongside some quality melamine plates).
Hester & Cook Paper Table Runner, $28, food52.com.