Paint Your Home In Red!

Recognized as a stimulant, red color is inherently exciting and the amount of red is directly related to the level of energy perceived. Use red to grab attention and to get people to take action! Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element. There are various shades of the color red: scarlet, crimson, vermillion, carmine, maroon, burgundy, ruby, rose, madder, rouge, brick, blood red, blush, fire engine red, cinnabar, russet, rust, Venetian red, flame, Indian red, tomato…

Red is the color of passion, but if you’re too passionate about the color you may be seeing red (literally) in your home. “Red can go everywhere from cheery and happy to angry and aggressive,” says designer Don Raney. “That’s what you’ve got to keep in mind when using red in a room. When is too much too much and when is it not enough.”

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