Tomato Red is Suddenly Everywhere — Here Are 35 Ways to Bring It Into Your Home

It’s actually too bad we’re publishing this story so close to the holidays, because the sudden resurgence of red as a go-to in furniture, objects, and accessories has nothing to do with Christmas and everything to do with the way we’re constantly reassessing formerly uncool or hard-to-use colors in interiors and objects. In fashion, power red has been on the upswing since the Fall 2017 runways, but it’s begun to pop up in housewares only recently. Hay, of course, included the color in its 2018 palette (hence the Sonos of the same hue); East Fork is already on its second close-to-sold-out run of a crimson Poinsettia glaze; and we were probably Bari Ziperstein‘s number-one champion in bringing a collection of cherry red vases to market. Even architecture firms are getting the memo — Snøhetta recently painted a building on the Norwegian harbor the brightest, cheeriest tomato red.

It isn’t the easiest color to incorporate, there’s no doubt about that — the trick is to steer clear of anything remotely resembling a primary-color trifecta (lest you end up in some frightening Memphis feedback loop) and to pair it with neutrals like lilac, peach, beige, and pale pink. Here are some of our favorite pieces (plus some fashion and beauty because, well, we’re all about a monochromatic lewk).

Raawii Thing Side Table, $228

Alvar Lounge by Giuseppe Raimondi for Gufram, $5,600


Poinsettia Dinner Plate by East Fork, $42

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Tall Cherry Red Robot by BZippy, $380

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Bubble Bureau by Steven Bukowski and Hannah Bigeleisen, $37,500

Hay Kaleido Tray, $35


Brim Sconce by Rich Brilliant Willing, $250

Meta Table by New Tendency, $550

Sculptura Ottoman by Woodard, $545


Sempé w153 ile Clamp Lamp by Inga Sempé for Wastberg, $305

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Dansk Kobenstyle Baker by Jens Quistgaard, $135

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HS1 Single Credenza by Henry Julier for MatterMade, $4,645

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Pastille Vanity Sconce by Rich Brilliant Willing, $790

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Artek Siena Tray Large by Alvar Aalto, $55

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Standard Baggu, $10

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Camille Earrings by Rachel Comey, $95

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Bold Chair by Big-Game for Moustache, $600

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Wire Mesh Bowl, $48

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Paint & Play Matte Liquid Lipstick in Tinder by Spela, $18

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Eames Molded Fiberglass Dowel-Leg Side Chair, $595

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Componibili by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell, $132

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Calf Bucket Bag by Mansur Gavriel, $695

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Leather Zip Pouch by Everlane, $65


Red Unisex Jumpsuit by Lincoln, $250

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Falcon Red Enamelware 3-Pint Pitcher, $48

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Standing Bowl in Sienna by FS Objects, $110

Cherry Red Everlane

The Foldover Pouch by Everlane, $98

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Figura Lighting by Schneid, starts at $415


Myro Deodorant, $10


Mollo Armchair by Philippe Malouin for Established & Sons, $14,646

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Radar Side Table by Nomess, $349


Logo-Intarsia Stretch Cotton-Blend Socks by Off-White, $90

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Stockholm Red Unisex Raincoat by Stutterheim, $206.50

EVO-C chair by Jasper Morrison for Vitra, $560