Painting Idea for a Feature Wall: Crimson Red Color

by Abby
(Minnesota)

Freshly after the room was painted

Freshly after the room was painted



Throughout my life I've had the traditional bedroom – quilted bed cover, brown wooden dresser, a calendar, a couple of photos on the walls, and always yellow or blue painted walls.
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It was cute and neat and normal. Always normal. The only issue with normal is the fact that it's so incredibly forgettable and unremarkable, and as I got older, I realized that the last thing I wanted to live in was a boring, dull room.

After all, if I lived in a room such as that, it only seemed right that I would eventually become like that as well.

The quest for a change started from flipping through and Ikea magazine. On nearly every page the featured rooms had quirky duvets, chic furnishings, and standout wall colors. My interest was piqued and I continued paging through.

However, on one page I had to stop. The walls were all painted a deep slate gray... all except for one, which was a shocking crimson red.

I was in love. Quickly I tore the page out of the magazine so as not to forget it, and immediately went to my bedroom and began trying to visualize what it would look like in a similar paint color scheme.

After a bit of debating, I decided there was no harm in giving it a try. Not long after I headed to the store, Ikea page in hand, and began scouting out colors. I fell in love with two.

The red matched the Ikea red nearly perfectly, but instead of slate gray I chose a deep gray blue that complimented the red in a lovely way.

Home I went, and after a bit of convincing, persuaded my painter brother to revamp my room. By the next week, complete with the new duvet I purchased to commemorate the occasion, my room looked gorgeous.

I'm never, ever going back to blue or yellow again!
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What a cool accent wall idea
by: Kylie

This accent wall idea is absolutely amazing and I love the red and blue together. Had someone told me about putting these colors together without me actually seeing them, I would've said no way. But this photo has changed my mind and I think it's beautiful.

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