These celebs nail the unexpected red theory interior design trend in their homes — you can do the same from just $7

Five unexpected red theory interior design moments from our favorite A-listers

Celebs who use the unexpected red theory interior design trend on a red gradient background including Kendall Jenner, Kacey Musgraves, and Ashley Tisdale
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The unexpected red theory interior design trend is taking over homes and all over our social media feeds, so it's no surprise celebrities are dabbling with the interesting styling technique, too.

Whether it's a piece of furniture or a more subtle accent, pops of red shake up a room's vibe in the best way possible. We've spotted it in five celebs homes (including Kylie Jenner and Stanley Tucci) and we reveal how to recreate these A-lister red looks from as little as $7.

If you've been meaning to give the unexpected red theory a go, why not channel the trend the way our favorite stars have? 

Unexpected red theory interior design moments from celebs

Using pops of red has been in the tool kit of designers for years, but the theory has seen a resurgence in recent weeks, becoming a popular TikTok interiors trend

Red items have serious staying power and bring flair to any space. "The unexpected red theory is the idea that adding just one element of red, no matter how big or small, to a room where it doesn’t fit the overall color scheme, will instantly make the space look more elevated," Nishaa Sharma, social media editor at Real Homes tells staff writer, Eve Smallman

We started seeing red when perusing Insta grids, and it looks like a lot of famous faces have latest interior design trends on lock.

photo of Nishaa Sharma, social editor
Nishaa Sharma

Nishaa Sharma is the social media editor here at Real Homes. She's always on top of the latest design trends, thanks to her managing the Real Homes TikTok and our other pages, and seeing minute by minute what our community is loving (and hating).

1. Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens' dining table serves up a Scandi, minimalist flair and creates a calm atmosphere, but her red painting adds a pop of vibrancy to the neutral space. 

2. Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale's Frenshe Interiors just teamed up with HomeThreads for a collection of California-cool decor: simple, modern pieces mixed with rustic touches. Given that she often works with neutrals, one of the popular small-space color trends of 2024, we were surprised to see red in her display of coffee table books, but we are here for it.

3. Kacey Musgraves

When scrolling through photos of the Deeper Well singer's Nashville digs, you'll notice she has some red glasses in her bar area, which are sure to inspire you to stock up on a few bar cart accessories.

4. Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner's bathroom tiles, emerald green Zellige tiles to be exact, got the design world talking for its bespoke appearance. But we're going to shy away from the green bathroom and hone in on the red painting she displayed in the dining room instead. 

5. Stanley Tucci

Everyone's fave Hollywood star, Stanley Tucci, is never one to shy away from the kitchen. We love that he chooses to use his cookware collection to execute the unexpected red theory trend, serving in nice contrast to his distinctive blue-gray kitchen where he delights social media followers with his cooking videos.

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Danielle Valente
Content Editor

Pleasure to meet you! I'm Danielle, a content editor at Real Homes who loves scoping out interior trends. I've specialized in lifestyle writing and editing for 10 years with a focus on events, food, and books, among other areas. When I'm not working, I'm usually cooking, reading, or searching for a new project for my apartment.