No, no, don't worry. There won't be any 50 Shades of Grey scenes coming up. But I will try and class up the thought of red rooms and get your head out of the gutter from your thoughts of Grey's red room of pain. Mother, don't even ask. Trust me!!
The thing with red, as I'm sure you're aware of is, red is a strong color. It is a very saturated, dark, regal color. It's definitely not a neutral, so if you plan on a red room, get ready for some impact. As with a lot of paint colors, it's all about location and setting. Is your home casual, or formal? Will it seem out of place at your home? I know for me, I don't tend to gravitate to red, but I do appreciate the below photos for their beauty. And I'm sure their red rooms fit the rest of their home.
One color combination that can never go wrong is red and gold. Red has such richness it's not surprising that it's shown with the "rich" color of gold. I've said this before about classics, but classics never go out of style. You will see this color combo for generations to come.
If you do decide to paint a room red, don't forget about your ceiling. I am a big fan of painting a room's trim, doors and even the ceiling when you're going with a bold color. It brings home the drama of the color. But if your room can't handle a red ceiling, always paint a sample of your red close to your ceiling. You may have to paint your ceiling in a warmer white or do a different ceiling treatment like wallpaper.
Want to step up your red even more? Lacquer the walls in red. Lacquering your walls will also bounce the color around, like a window, but make sure your walls are prepped to perfection. The shinier the finish, the more imperfections will pop out at you. This is definite, hire a professional, don't try a DIY lacquer job, you'll just end up wasting money on more paint when you hire your painter to fix what you did.
A little PSA:
Thanks so much for reading! Happy early Valentine's Day tomorrow. Spread love.