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While many homeowners consider red a challenging hue, the colour actually possesses lots of potential to bring out the sensuality and cosiness of a room. Find out how you can work the colour into your home, without letting it overwhelm your style.

TONING DOWN RED WITH BLACK TOUCHES

In Florence, the historic Palazzo Corsini is home to Italian shoe brand Aquazzura's flagship. Designed by Portuguese firm Casa do Passadico, the majestic space features 17th-century frescoes and vibrant geometric tiles. Extremely powerful and glamorous, the bright red used on some walls and pieces of furniture is balanced with black details. “Our main concern was to create harmony between the historical setting and the contemporaneity of the brand,” says Claudia Soares Pereira, cofounder of Casa do Passadico.

(Photo: Francisco Almeida Dias)