Rose red is a cheerful color between red and magenta. It was first recorded as a color name in English in 1382. This hue is inspired by the beauty and brilliance of red roses, which have delighted, inspired, and soothed for millennia. This color is softer than bright red, and interior decorators treasure it for adding romance and tenderness to rooms. Rose red speaks of beauty. It brings to mind passion but in a gentle way. It is youthful and fresh, though without the innocence of softer pinks. This is love in full bloom, and it looks wonderful everywhere, from a vase of flowers in the bathroom to a sofa in the living room. Add rose printed linens and fresh blooms in the bedroom for a classic, lovely atmosphere tailored enough for men yet feminine enough for the tenderest of women. Spring green is the complementary color of rose red, and together they recreate the irresistible freshness of nature. This color is an excellent way to brighten and warm up neutrals such as white, cream, grey, and even black. It adds life to brown. At home in both modern and traditional décor schemes, this hue also looks wonderful with almost every shade of blue. If you are unsure about adding this color, start small at first with a throw pillow or a slipcover.