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Old 11-26-2014, 10:13 AM
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Hi need help here. We are going to repaint the dining/kitchen next month and still trying to decide on the exact color to paint. We are planning to replace the current crown moulding with a wider one. Giving the dining/kitchen more WHITE then paint the wall in "redish" tone like the attached pictures. We are having trouble picking out the closet color from the color card and my friend who's a designer suggested Behr PPU2-16 Fire Cracker is the best match. My husband thought it might be too bright & strong. What do you guys think? Is there a better color that's closer to the color on the picture? Beside, do you think it's gonna look overwhelming to paint it with RED? My thought is... we have plenty of white cabinet and once we thicken the crown moulding, the contrast might be good enough. I have included pictures of my dining/kitchen for your reference. Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:45 AM
Location: Chicago
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You could just print out a picture of the color you like and have them color match it at the store. They can color match just about anything.

I personally am not a huge fan of red walls, mostly because red paint usually requires multiple coats and is really hard to cover if you change your mind later. So, for that reason I tend to go with lighter colors and red accents (red items over the cabinets, red curtains, etc.).

I actually just decorated a room with red accents (well, it's still in progress somewhat). I painted the walls a color called summer suede. I have red curtains and red accents, which I think work well with the wall color and the other black and white accents I have in the room.

This is the color I used:

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Old 11-26-2014, 03:03 PM
Location: Wonderland
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I love the color but I think it's better for an accent wall than the entire space. I like nikita's suggestion of the suede color with pops of that rich reddish color.
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:27 PM
Location: Denver CO
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You need to get a sample of it and paint some large swatches in various locations in the room and see if the color works in person. There's no way to tell what a color really will look like because it can vary dramatically in any given location.
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Old 11-26-2014, 05:59 PM
Location: Southwest Washington State
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If you must do the red, I agree with keeping it on an accent wall. Look hard at your second example pic. Every surface in that kitchen, except for the counter, is done in a warm reddish color. Man, living in that would get old after a short time.

Your floor is also warm toned. It is hard for us to recommend a different red, because there are unlimited red colors available at multiple paint stores. Look for a a red that does not clash with your floor. After you find a good candidate, bring home a quart and paint a swatch on every wall, or paint a piece of white cardboard and place it in the room to look at for a few days.

After you have your red, choose another wall color to cool your reds down a bit. I do like the black furniture in the room. Those pieces are so much better for a red room than reddish brown furniture.

I like red rooms, especially for dining rooms, too. But your wall color should look good with the permanent features in the home, for harmony's sake.
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Old 11-27-2014, 05:14 PM
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I think the example you give is very attractive. I am wondering about the long wall in your dining area. Does it end at a corner, or does it run into another room?
I agree that you should get a few samples and paint them on the walls to best determine the shade you like. As I think I already said in a previous post. I would do the kitchen and the short wall of the dining area in the bold color, but maybe not the long wall.
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