How do I make red walls work in my son's room?
September 5, 2012 in Design Dilemma
My 11-year-old son wants his new room painted red. Not red accents, red bedding, or a red rug -- solid red walls. He's been asking for a red room for four years. His room is small and dark with a smallish window. How do I make red walls work in this space without it feeling claustrophobic? Please note we are adding a plantation shutter to his window as they are in the rest of the house.
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Here's a red room with a nautical theme that works quite successfully. This is a warm brick red versus crimson and the liberal use of white really helps to lighten up the space.
September 5, 2012 at 4:36PM   
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pam h
I would consider white bead board on the bottom and a warm red on top, with touches of blue. Go nautical. All boys love that. (I think.)
May 31, 2014 at 4:26PM   
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Red makes you have weird dreams,
Also it's an anger color.

I liked the comps on the last post
May 31, 2014 at 11:18PM     
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older post.
May 31, 2014 at 11:20PM   
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Old, but I still appreciate the input. Thank you!
June 1, 2014 at 10:18AM   
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