Awash in Red

I recently nixed my idea to paint our living room Ikea bookcase red  (for a few reason, mostly that it sounded like a pain since it's laminate), but I'm still loving cabinets and shelves in a bold glossy red. They're bold without feeling fussy and create a huge impact. Here's a few I spotted recently...


And even if you're like me and don't have built-in cabinets or shelves to lacquer, Ikea CAN come in handy after all (just not when it's ugly orange wood that repels paint)... case in point:

What do you think, would you take the plunge into red?


Photos from: Chicago Home and Garden (JP Interiors), Lucy Interior Design, photographer Jamie Beck, and Elle Decor (designer Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller and photographer William Waldron).