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2021 Color Trends: Raspberry Red

By: DecoArt
February 5, 2021

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2021 Color Trends: Raspberry Red
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Romantic, decadent, and passionate. Raspberry is a gorgeous color perfect for the month of February! Closer to a pink than a true red, this sultry berry shade is equal parts fresh and sophisticated. This bold color has a "grown-up" feel that makes it popular as an interior design choice. Try using our Americana® Acrylics shades in razzle berry, berry red, and berry cobbler if you want to experiment with this bold shade, and read on to learn about all the ways raspberry can add a little romance into your life!

A white bowl is filled with juicy red raspberries

Raspberry Color Schemes

This vibrant color can feel tricky to work with since its boldness can overwhelm certain color palettes. As a general rule cooler shades and neutrals can tone down this warm color and play up its softer side. Below we've created a few color schemes to show how to utilize this trendy shade.

Split-Complementary Color Scheme

On the color wheel, green is complementary to red, meaning they are directly across from one another. This split-complementary color scheme uses the colors adjacent to raspberry's direct complement, a shade of blue and green. A split-complementary color scheme tends to be well-balanced and harmonious, making this an easy pairing that works well.

A raspberry red, green, and blue color scheme

Monochromatic Color Scheme

A monochromatic color scheme features one color in different values from darker to lighter. This subtle color scheme helps play up its romantic side of this lush pink. (Perfect for Valentine's Day decor!)

A color scheme of a bright raspberry pink fading to a soft petal pink
Bold Jewel Tones

Let out raspberry's wild side with this rich and daring combination! Equally bold jewel tones alongside black accents make for a dark and sensuous palette.

Raspberry red and bright jewel tones
Art History of Red and Pink

Did you know that the word pink didn't enter the English language as a noun until the 17th century? Pink has always been a color of shifting meanings throughout all of human history- from the high octane fuschia of 1960's pop art to the soft rose gold that came to define a generation. Pink may be seen as red's softer, innocent counterpart, but both colors are used in paintings to represent romance, drama, and passion.

Photos from Google Arts and Culture.

A painting of young ballerinas in pink and red tutus

An oil painting of the Duchess of Elchingen, she's wearing a red gown and faces the camera with a slight smile

A painting of Queen Elizabeth from when she was a Princess. She wear a pink-ish red gown with gold detailing

A building in Versailles with raspberry red damask walls that are elaborate and ornate i
Product Inspiration

Try our Americana® Acrylics shades razzle berry, berry red, and berry cobbler for a bit of raspberry romance! There are plenty of other berry shades to choose from in our various lines of acrylic paints if you can't get enough of this luscious shade. You can find these colors and more at our website shop.decoart.com

A selection of DecoArt acrylic paints in berry shades ranging from light to dark

We've gathered up some of our favorite DecoArt® projects inspired by this shade. If you're looking for more color inspiration, be sure to follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest. Every week we post new and creative ways to use our color of the month as well as exciting craft and DIY projects. Happy making!

DIY Long Distance Valentine with Suede Paint

DIY Long Distance Valentine with Suede Paint

Hand-Painted Bouquet of Romantic Messages

Hand-Painted Bouquet of Romantic Messages

Hugs and Kisses Valentine\'s Day Vases

Hugs and Kisses Valentine's Day Vases

Glittery Valentine\'s Day Journal

Glittery Valentine's Day Journal

Valentine\'s Day Decorative Vase Covers

Valentine's Day Decorative Vase Covers

Posy Flowered Piggy Bank

Posy Flowered Piggy Bank

DIY Painted Book Cover

DIY Painted Book Cover

DIY Copy the Masters: Henri Matisse

DIY Copy the Masters: Henri Matisse

Festive Mexican Flower Headband

Festive Mexican Flower Headband

Paint Poured Vinyl Records

Paint Poured Vinyl Records

Colorful Painterly Flower Paintings

Colorful Painterly Flower Paintings

80s Inspired Valentine Mason Jar

80s Inspired Valentine Mason Jar

Colorful Boho-Inspired Candlesticks

Colorful Boho-Inspired Candlesticks

Red Leather Heels Makeover

Red Leather Heels Makeover

Classic Red Door Makeover

Classic Red Door Makeover

Textured Floral Canvas

Textured Floral Canvas

Front Porch Red Side Table

Front Porch Red Side Table

Modern Art Red Abstract Canvas

Modern Art Red Abstract Canvas

Comments

I need patterns and books. Would prefer to order by phone. Where??

Catherine LSkinner

February 5, 2021

Hey Catherine! You can find patterns for each individual project by clicking on the the picture and going to the link. Unfortunately, we don't sell books but we appreciate your interest.

DecoArt

February 10, 2021

Can you tell me when we can expect production of Decoart Americana Acrylics to be improved enough that we might find them available here on your website and in craft supply stores? I have sooooo many patterns I want to paint and I’m missing the 2019 and 2020 colors, as well as some of which I’ve used every last drop!! I’ve been in lockdown since 2/29/20 and I’m desperate to buy paint before I lose my mind!!

Lisa

February 27, 2021

Hey Lisa! We're sorry to hear you're having difficulty locating the colors you need, we know how frustrating it's been for our customers who want to create during these times. We're working hard every day to increase our production and are hoping to be back to normal within the next few months. In the meantime, more products will become available both on our website shop.decoart.com and at our various retailers as we catch-up.

DecoArt

March 5, 2021

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