Red the Right WayWhen I bought my first fixer-upper many years ago, I took great care to pick the perfect shade of red to paint all four walls in my dining room. I ended up hating it. The room didn't get much natural light and I found it dark and anxiety inducing — not a very comfortable space to be in. This is an example of how to do intense red in a bedroom, with just a chunk of it above the bed. Add a few other red elements, but keep the rest of the palette light.