Ten ways to use Paprika Red

The interiors world can’t get enough of spicy paprika shades at the moment. This rich reddish-orange hue is surprisingly versatile and works well in any room in your home, from a soft rusty velvet throw in your bedroom, to statement wallpaper in your living room.

Paprika works well with other earthy tones like dusty pink and mustard yellow, but it also works wonderfully with contrasting shades like teal blue or sage green.


Here are ten ways to introduce paprika into your home.


Little Greene

Ruth Mottershead of paint company Little Greene says ‘Over the past few years, we have seen a real move towards warm neutrals that create a sense of calm and comfort.” This has created interest in spicy warm tones like Drummond, Baked Cherry and Tuscan Red. 

Here, Tuscan Red, which is a chalky deep terracotta red, works beautifully on panelling in this bedroom.


Soho Home

Paprika and ikat are a match made in heaven. The artwork of this Soho Home Dilip cushion takes inspiration from traditional Indonesian Ikat tapestries, which they love to layer around Soho Farmhouse.

A lamp


The cone shape of this Ernest Table Lamp is hand carved from mango wood. It’s then sanded and stained a deep red colour before being sanded again to create the brushed, matt appearance.

Wool throw

Nordic Nest

This Scandi Living salt wool throw with its woven pattern in a gorgeous paprika shade will give a warm touch to any bedroom or living room.

A quilt


This hand stitched organic velvet quilt from Toast has a velvet front and natural undyed linen reverse. It is filled with organic cotton wadding and finished with hand-stitched quilting by artisans in India.


Graham and Brown

With its pretty gold and paprika pattern this Graham & Brown gypsophila wallpaper is a sophisticated take on this spicy hue.


The Rug Shop

An indoor outdoor rug by Orla Kiely in pink and paprika makes a real statement.



These tall cherry lacquered bobbin shaped candlesticks are made from solid rubber wood finished with 8 coats of high gloss lacquer hand polished between each coat. They would look wonderful with turquoise blue or blush pink candles.

A statement vase

Bridie Fortescue

Bridie Fortescue has handcrafted this Cotton Mache Vase using 100% recycled cotton from the fashion industry. It is the perfect size and shape to display flowers.

Stunning tableware

John Lewis

Handmade from mango wood in an organic shape, the Lisbon Foliage serving platter is finished to really show off the natural variations in tone and woodgrain pattern.

Will you be embracing Paprika this year?