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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2005 11:25:16 AM »

i definately second the priming notion.  my lovely exotic red only turned out the way it did because of the horrifying pink primer underneath.  when one of my friends painted her walls pink and orange, she used white primer and it took way more paint to cover.  ask where you're buying the paint what colour to prime.

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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2005 04:17:26 AM »

my sister painted her bedroom a beautiful red wine merlot color, and even after the ugly fuschia primer, it still took like 8 coats of paint to get the look she wanted...
but I will admit, it does look awesome after all that work she did...
I'm thinking of doing one wall in my bedroom red (accent wall) and the rest a still darkish but not quite so dramatic color (brown or sage green).

« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2005 04:24:56 PM »

I have red walls in my bedroom, but not like "hey-look-at-me-I'm-red!" red, more of a darker shade.  I have a black bed and brown dresser, and these seem to match the walls pretty well.  My bed is black wrought-iron and its a canopy, so to soften it up a little I draped a white curtain type thing over it.

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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2005 09:12:25 PM »

I also have red walls in my room (all four).  I absolutely LOVE them!  They are bright and vibrant.  It's also great because since its a primary color, just about any other color goes with it! 
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2005 09:50:30 PM »

We are painting our bedroom red, and bought some gold to rag-roll over it. We're not sure if we will end up using the gold, but I hope so. Wink

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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2005 09:54:08 PM »

Bright "true" reds are really stimulating so its not as good for sleep as a darker rich "brick" red would be more soothing.. and i read somewhere about the color increasing sexual energy in a room. I have no idea haha. Smiley

« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2005 09:56:04 PM »

I have a red bathroom.   Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2005 10:02:24 PM »

I'd say let the things you can't really change be your guid to the shade of red--- if you have a colored carpet- make sure it coordinated with that--- if you have wood- is it a warm wood or a cool wood?  That would dictate for me what color I was going with--- changing bedding and accessories is a lot easier and cheaper than changing a flooring option.  The right red is, in fact, very neutral- something to do with wavelength and refraction and stuff like that.  

I just have to share a quick warning about the red--- in so far as the paint itself...  I had 1 accent wall in my bedroom done in red--- it was more of a cinnabar red... (which coordinates with brown VERY well...)  Anway--- it took me 2 weekends- and 3 gallons of paint... Yup- 3 to get it a consistant shade (the wall was only 14' long with 11' ceilings)  Now, the paint I used was PrattLambert- and I used a tinted primer as well...  So I didn't use cheap stuff either...  If you're in England- I've found that their emulsions tend to cover a whole lot better than the paint in the states- and are definitely better suited for vibrant colors than paints in the US--- something about the manufacture of them there, I dunno...

Anyway I kept it for about a year (constantly paint rooms...  infrequent visitors never know what to expect.)- then when I went to paint over it--- Oy! What a headache!  Red is the most difficult color to get on- and the most difficult to cover!  I ened up covering it with a charcoal color primer (2 coats primer) and a charcoal paint (2 coats) and a river rock glaze (2 coats)-   And that's how it stayed until the house was sold.  Actually I was just in love with the charcoal color--- still am...
But-- the point is- be prepared to really work for the really good results--- Oh, and I don't know if anyone's mentioned- but don't freak about about the color of the paint when it's wet...  Even latex paints take a few days to cure and mellow in the room--- so it'll probably look pinkish/purpleish for a while...

The rest of the room, btw, as a color called "Winter's Edge"- it was a white with the slightest hint of a green-yellow...  And it coordinated well with both the red and the dark gray...  The floor was a dark walnut.

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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2005 10:41:54 AM »

great, if anyone has pics or if you remember the paint brand and color that would help too
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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2005 10:56:24 AM »

i walls are bright red like a red pepper and i painted all walls and ceiling the same its not bad if you cover the windows with good curtains.

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