Velvet is a color seen in abundance every Valentine’s day in the ribbons that wrap around chocolate boxes and Deep Red roses bouquets. Velvet is the color of affection and devotion because of its close similarity to the color of blood.
How the color is made: To make Velvet mix Light Red with almost Black Red which will create a color with depth and charisma.
History: Traditionally, Velvet was a color assigned to men of the clergy and signified their devotion to God and his decrees. Velvet was also the color of passion and was occasionally used as an accent color in artworks where the patron had his mistress’ portrait painted by an artist for his own viewing pleasure.
Color in Action
Not surprisingly, Velvet is a popular color for weddings because it portrays love and devotion, which are key themes of marriage ceremonies. A pair of Velvet stilettos can make an outfit sing, especially when paired with a quilted Velvet clutch bag. Velvet is not a color reserved only for women, as Simu Liu demonstrated with his tunning Velvet-colored suit at the 2022 Oscars.
Velvet-colored kitchen cabinet doors or a mosaic design in Velvet and Red Wine colors will make this space truly feel like the heart of the home.
Colors that go with Velvet
Contrast Velvet with Dark Moderate Cyan to counterbalance the cold and warm tones while also creating an interesting bohemian vibe in a design.
Velvet Color Palettes and Schemes
Moderate Red and Velvet might seem like a boring mono-color palette but playing with these tints can not only open up a space and make it feel roomier, it also creates a harmonious atmosphere and can feel nurturing and tranquil.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
Backgrounds with a Velvet, Cream, and White checkered pattern create a feeling of going on a picnic with a vintage blanket and basket full of delicious treats.