Merlot is a blueish grape that vintners may blend with cabernet sauvignons and Bordeaux wines, or jar the varietal on its own. The color merlot varies as much as the intricate flavors of the grape — by a purplish-red into a blue-purple into a almost-black — and it may be mistaken with wine, Bordeaux, blackberry and burgundy. Cherry wood is a rich color, and merlot is a effective upholstery color. Wall paint colors balance merlot furniture and exhibit.
Actual concrete walls or faux — a variegated, rough-textured blend of medium and mild grays — are a foil a living room’s focal point, for a lavish velvet sofa. Pick up the industrial wall shade in a silky low-pile carpet in a very simple pattern of silver-gray and merlot to coincide with the couch. Frame the walls and keep the palette extremely easy: silvered metals, white, the soft grey of the walls, and a glass vase crammed with almost black hydrangeas or calla lilies and deep purple.
Merlot and Marble
Cherry wood cabinets in the kitchen would be too dark and dramatic in the room without the balance of textures and colors. Cabinets and a work island with lots of marble and operate a wide marble backsplash all over the room. A stainless cooker, dishwasher and fridge include extra gleam and a touch, pickled flooring and as do the walls. The white paint’s slight chalky gray tint invites a couple of accents to offset the red tones of the wood. Set a blackberry or blueberry enameled mixer, toaster or coffee maker on the counter tops. Fill out a bowl that is porcelain with eggplants or blue-black plums.
The luster of a classic dining room is improved by a careful combination of upholstery, wall and wood colors. Striped brocade cushions on the hardwood chairs reflect the red-merlot hue of the stained sideboard. Apricot walls at a gloss are edged trim. And the curtains are a mix of vitality and luxury from silk taffeta, lined with ivory silk that is heavy. The reddish-purple wine shade warms the room, along with the tones of orange help to pull together its ornate although disparate elements.
An Art Deco-inspired master suite is pure theatre when merlot and black dominate the room. From the inlaid dresser to the ebony bed frame with satin bedspread, there’s no mistaking the space’s message. Black enameled walls and a tarnished ceiling gleam like a night sky. Silver wall-to-wall carpet, layered with orientals in black, pewter, wine and silver designs, echo the colors of ceiling, the walls and furnishings. Pewter silk curtains, strung in merlot to coincide with the comforter, punctuate the walls that are inky. Work with a lighting designer to acquire the task and ambient lighting just right in a room with a color character.