Red paint tips for the living room

Red paint tips for the living room

Red paint can look absolutely stunning and is a very popular choice amongst homeowners today. A red painted lounge area will make your living room or family room look beautiful, but you have to choose the right color to achieve the effect you want and fit with the decor you already have.

Whether on a feature wall or ceiling, red paint can make a striking addition to any scheme. Pair it with pale paint for a graphic contrast, dark colours for a moody look or rustic wooden surfaces and furnishings to create a warm, cosy feel.

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You want to make sure you have the right shade of red before you commit and there is a huge range available at different price points.  Farrow and Ball have some popular choices, see here, Homebase offer a wide selection of red paint, click here to see the range,  or alternatively Herts Decorators offer a fantastic range of paint colours to match your colour scheme.

Paint a square of thick card or ask your builders to cut up a spare piece of wood. This is a far superior way to choose colours for several reasons: you can look at them in the room without the confusion of other colours, put them next to the colours you want to combine them with – those for skirting boards, window frames and the neighbouring rooms – and see how they work. You can also take them out with you to see them with fabrics and carpets.

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Try a lighter shade of red if you are looking for something that will not overwhelm your room. Remember, lighter colors make a room feel comfortable and relaxing, so don’t be afraid to pick a lighter shade than you are used to.  Organic, earthy shades make for an inviting and relaxing living room.

If you’re looking for something a little softer, why not choose earthier hues like terracotta and rust.

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It can be useful to look at the shades of red that you already have around the house, for example textiles.  If there is a piece that you really love, it may give you a good sense of the shade that will work best for you. Nature is a big inspiration in interior trends currently and that can be a good place to look for inspiration when choosing colours; look at natural red-clay tones and textures.

Consider the size of the room as warming colours will intensify when used in a small size, this can create the ultimate cosy feel for your living space on those cold nights.

For a more dramatic look, choose a darker shade of red. This can create a daring or even a soothing look according to the shade.  Burnished red is perfect for a country classic interior design scheme. These warming tones of red help to add depth to your living room. A feature wall is also great wall to a splash of deep red colour.

Red is a colour that instantly evokes emotion, so if you’re looking to add drama to a room, the fiery hue is a great choice.

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The colour red is a perfect choice to make a statement however bold you choose to go.  Don’t be afraid to mix shades, a dark accent wall can look fantastic and eye catching with some lighter accessories.  Mix textures to bring out the bold colours; rugs and cushions are a great way to do this.

Whether used as an accent or a bold backdrop, red is a wonderful statement colour for your living room. The warm hue can breathe life into any space, adding vibrancy and a sense of daring.

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Red paint gives your lounge area a unique warmth and character. You may well choose to get help from the experts when choosing this bold and daring colour to make sure you achieve the perfect finish.  Herts Decorators provide high quality and professional decorating services to our clients across Hertfordshire, book a free estimate with our team today!

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