11 Red Hot Dining Chairs

updated May 2, 2019
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Is there a red chair in your life? I think everyone needs at least one red chair, and maybe more than one — I’d love to have a dining table set with red hot chairs.

If you’re on the lookout for the perfect red chair (or a clutch of them) here, from low to high, are 11 good options. There are a few that shouldn’t break any budget, and a few more splurgy options too. Because sometimes the perfect red chair is worth shelling out for.

  1. VILMAR – $39 from IKEA. Slim, stackable, washable. And you can’t beat the price, especially when you need to kit out a whole dining table.
  2. Spare Red Folding Chair – $49.95 from Crate & Barrel. For when you just need a spare or two, but don’t want to sacrifice color.
  3. Tolix Style Chairs – $65 at Light Grey Design. These cafe-style steel chairs have become so popular lately. If you don’t want to spring for the originals, try one of these knock-offs. (Note that this link requires a minimum; if you just want two try this set for $145 at One Kings Lane.)
  4. Half and Half Chair in Red – $79.99 from Dot & Bo. A cute little chair in a budget price.
  5. Baked Apple Lydia Dining Chairs – $160 for 2 from World Market. Want something cushier, more traditional? These chairs may be just what you need.
  6. Source Contract Phoenix Dining Side Chair – $81 from AllModern. Lightweight and good for indoors or outdoors since it’s made of polycarbonate.
  7. Real Good Chair – $149 from Blu Dot. Powder-coated steel chair that is shipped flat; you fold it into shape and enjoy its geometric lines and comfiness.
  8. Primary Chair – $179 from CB2. Solid beech frame, and red lacquer finish.
  9. Splat Dining Chair – $249 from West Elm. Lovely shape and echoes of classic American furniture.
  10. Emeco 111 Navy Chair – $280 from Design Within Reach. Made from 111 Coca-Cola bottles. Heavy, classic, long-lasting.
  11. Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair with Wire Base in Red by Herman Miller – $319 from Room & Board. A classic, with a price to match, but you can’t beat its comfort and timeless design.