In our previous blog, we discussed ways to intelligently use orange in your home’s house painting and room color choice selection. Today, we will examine yet another polarizing and notoriously conflict-inducing color: Red. We are very familiar with this color, as this is the most likely color to leave Brooklyn’s ambitious do-it-yourselfers scratching their heads, wondering why their walls look wrong.
Red is Tough
Literally and metaphorically: Red is a tough color to use in house painting. Only experienced house painters can get the color to look right, largely because of the way our eyes interpret the color that bounces off of it. Compounding this issue, red is also a tough color to work with, as it isn’t appropriate for all designs, can easily wash out a room, and does a lot to us psychologically. There is an upside, however: When red is done right, it can look absolutely fantastic.
Nailing the Red
We won’t mince words here, as red is just that dicey to work with. If you don’t have a clear vision in mind for why you wish to use a deep, rich, or dark shade of red on your walls, then it is probably best you choose a different color. If, however, you are bold enough to harbor a desire for red interior walls in spite of this, then it is important that you know what red does to those that gaze upon it. Red characteristically promotes:
This makes red a fantastic choice, when used correctly, for interior house painting in rooms like home offices, dining rooms, game rooms, and even kitchens. These all come with their own degree of difficulty to truly do correctly, and should only be executed by a professional house painter.
Part 3: Black