The colour red is powerful, both in its appearance and meaning. In certain cultures red represents good luck, and in regards to emotions it’s emblematic with love, passion and maybe even anger. In our homes, the colour red is equally as potent. Some colour psychologists believe that this colour increases your blood pressure and also quickens the heartbeat. While I am sure that does not apply to everybody, I really do think that red definitely creates an impact and leaves a lasting impression. It’s a bold colour choice that should be used with careful consideration but it does not need to be intimidating. Employing red should be a creative experience. Here are some suggestions on how best to make it fun — and 4 paint colors I adore.
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Just like a red dress or stilettos, a red room could be elegant and sexy. This is a good colour for a dining area in which you want guests to be comfortable, careful and prepared for a lively conversation.
If red walls seem just too overpowering, introduce the colour with cloths such as cushions, upholstery and draperies.
David Churchill – Architectural Photographer
Turn the heat up in your kitchen with red cabinets. This is a great way to add colour and style to a little area. Employing a high-gloss finish, along with chrome accents will give your kitchen a very contemporary sense.
Marie Burgos Design
One red accent wall is simply sufficient to bring electricity and warmth to a small dining area.
Glenn Gissler Design
If the colour red is in your art, an equally red wall will tug those fiery hues out of your painting or print, and make it look more vibrant.
Giulietti Schouten Architects
Nothing says’welcome’ greater than being greeted with a red door.
Webber + Studio, Architects
Do the sudden and paint your powder room red. It’ll serve as your home’s element of surprise.
If it comes to traditional settings, red is a traditional color. It functions well in formal rooms such as a living room or library. Here, red walls create a very wonderful contrast when paired with white wainscoting.
My Red Paint Picks:
Real Red 6868 (vibrant and bold) by Sherwin Williams
Red Tomato 6607 (orange-y reddish ) by Sherwin Williams
Moroccan Red 1309 (spicy and rusty) by Benjamin Moore
Drop Dead Gorgeous 1329 (fuchsia red) by Benjamin Moore
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