It’s getting very chilly out, so grab a blanket and cuddle up next to someone special (if that’s a pet, that’s ok too). So with this season of warmth, loved ones and happiness (eggnog helps), we think that scarlet should be our color of the month. Bright, robust and warm, it’s a color that is ultra sophisticated.

In fashion a scarlet toned lipstick will turn a cozy oversized sweater into a sexy effortless look. And in interiors, an accent piece in scarlet will create a similar alluring feel. For the traditionalists, our inspiration photo on the left shows the magic of a high-gloss scarlet front door. Add a touch of weathered wood and hydrangeas and you’ve got yourself a space that instantly evokes New England sophistication. For those modernists out there, our inspiration photo on the right shows that a matte coat of scarlet paint to any vintage find (along with matte black of course) will make your place le Corbusier-approved.

Shop Rue: 1. Toaster // 2. Mobile // 3. Lamp / 4. Blanket // 5. Water Jug // 6. Chair