“There’s something energizing about walking into a red room. It can be a really happy color. Red is exciting, glamorous, and vibrant.” - Michael Patrick Smyth on Elle Decor
Shades in this hue can run warm or cool and it seems to be a great division in interior decorating. Everyone seems to have a clear opinion about this delicious color. For me, I am not usually drawn to red. I generally avoid reds in all forms of interior design though I respect a decorator that can do right by red.
I find that these colors work best in a library or dining room. A room that is tucked away because the red will dominate. Which is great, if that's the purpose.
So without delay here are my top red paint colors.
FARROW & BALL INCARNADINE No. 248
BULL'S EYE RED 2002-20
MOROCCAN RED 1309
Inson Wood 2011 Holiday House photo by Peter Rymwid
MILLION DOLLAR RED 2003-10