There’s nothing like red paint to perk up a room, but many homeowners are afraid to use this potent colour. Luckily, with Benjamin Moore interior paint, there are lots of creative ways to spice up your decor with the ebullient energy of red, without feeling overwhelmed.
Red doesn’t have to be fire engine red—it can also come in violets, mauves, corals and pinks. If you can’t entertain the thought of a red bedroom, how about a romantic soft pink like pink cadillac (2002-70)? And if a red dining room or kitchen isn’t your cup of tea, you could go for the time-tested colour myrtle beach (061) – it complements cabinetry and wood furniture beautifully.
Flashes of Red
- With million dollar red (2003-10), create an accent wall – a great idea to define a space or create a focal point.
- Add playful touches of red interior paint in unusual places, like the legs of a table, the interior of a china cabinet or bookcase, or stair risers.
- To introduce a fresh element to a room, paint selected pieces of furniture red.
- On a plain wall, paint red stripes in various widths and shades.
- Paint a floor red.
Red for Smaller Spaces
A bold, rich red can give an entryway or a modest powder room stately stylishness. The secret is to balance it with a soft neutral colour. For bathrooms, we recommend Aura Bath & Spa. It’s mildew-resistant and will ensure the durability of the colour you choose.