Are you afraid of using too much red in your home décor? Never fear! There are many shades of red as well as a variety of ways to incorporate it into your home decorating ideas without it becoming overwhelming. We are in the process of choosing window coverings for the great room in our home (dining room, family room and kitchen). The predominant colors in the room are dark blue (some cobalt), dark gold and ecru with off-white walls. What could be used for an accent color? Red, of course!