Sure, white walls are classic for a reason, but why not experiment when it comes to your color choice? There’s no better place to start than red, a powerful hue that’ll perk up any room in your home.
Still not convinced? We’ve rounded up some of the best crimson walls we could find from our house tour archives to prove just how versatile this color is. From fiery ruby to deep scarlet, here are some of the most inspiring ways to paint the town (or, you know, your home) red.
1. Floor to Ceiling Crimson
Lighting designer Marjorie Skouras’ Hollywood, California home proves that red can add an unmatched level of richness to your living room, especially when it covers the ceiling as well as the walls. Paired with classic European-inspired décor, it creates instant sophistication.
Get the color: Rectory Red by Farrow&Ball
2. Inviting Alcove
Make communal rooms 10 times more inviting with a coat of cherry red on the upper half of the wall. This playful Purdys, New York home‘s dining room is just begging to host dinner parties with its warm, cozy vibe.
Get the color: California Poppy by Behr
3. All-Red Kitchen
If you want to commit, paint your entire kitchen and dining area in a high-impact red—just like this tiny Toronto apartment. Contrasting white cabinets create a stunning dynamic.
Get the color: Latex Cherry Red by Valspar
4. Warm Toned Red
For those wary of a drastic color change, try a pale red living room like Adam and Jessica did in their Minneapolis home. The muted tone is less of a commitment than a more shocking hue.
Get the color: Enticing Red by Sherwin Williams
5. Bold Bedroom
An orange-tinged red is perfect for making your bedroom a homey oasis. Similar warm-toned accessories, like this golden sunburst mirror seen in Caitlin and Levi’s house tour, further enhance the snug atmosphere.
Get the color: Dragon’s Blood by Benjamin Moore