Red is thought of as the color of passion, love and vitality. But is it good enough a reason to paint your bedroom walls red?
To say that red is too intense for the bedroom, and the walls in general, is too subjective a comment to make a convincing point. Some people just love surrounding themselves with invigorating colors and seem to thrive on their energy. Red has been shown to raise blood pressure and speed heart rate, but if you’re only in the room after dusk, you’ll be seeing it mostly by lamplight, when the color will appear softened and elegant. Maybe it’s really better to trust the instinct and do what’s pleasing to the eye rather than submissively rely on decorating dos and don’ts?
Red is a tricky color, that’s for sure. It is able to transform even the plainest design when it pops out in accessories and details, but tends to lose the punch and becomes overwhelming when there’s too much of it. Also, most wood colors do not look particularly good against large red surfaces, so the choice of furniture is kind of limited. This too, however, is a matter of individual taste. If you’re fixed on the idea of red bedroom walls, here are some designs that actually do look quite pretty.
A coat of red paint provides an energizing yet moderate accent that visually separates the bed and the sitting area.
The wall behind the bed beautifully corresponds with the poppy pattern. White and cream offer the necessary balance.
Source: House of Bath
The rule of less is more always works with bold colors. One red wall is just enough to make this bedroom cozy and romantic.
Red wallpaper wouldn’t be a good idea if it wasn’t for the beautiful print that makes the bedroom look rich and elegant.
Source: Bedroom wall Colours
The impact of red is softened with light beige bedding, antique stone floors and golden sari patterns incorporated in throw pillows.
Modern, minimalist design mitigates the bold choice of red for the wall, headboard and bedding.