Red? Yes, Red!
I LOVE tone on tone color schemes in design, but I have a confession - I like red (in small doses). Red with brown, grey or black has a very earthy feel. Any architecture with timber and stone calls for some red. Brown leather furniture with a red rug feels just right. Bolivian blankets frequently combine reds (or pinks) with browns. Even Mark Rothko did a red, white and brown study. And Ralph Lauren (who gets it right every time) uses lots of red in his Southwestern inspired apparel. I could go on and on, but it's much easier to show you. The photos below (which all came from our Pinterest boards) are good examples of red used in just the right dose.