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Red on the walls: with which colors to associate it?

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Red on the walls: with which colors to associate it?

Little Greene

A white interior, no thanks, too commonplace! Me, I want colorful walls, and for that, I choose red. The method to obtain a pleasant result to the eye? Rely on the rule of 60-30-10. We choose a dominant: the color that will dress 60% of the surface of the walls. Then a second shade, which will occupy 30%, and a third which, as a kind of accent, will highlight moldings, door frames and other details.

Do you want red for your home? Want to create a new dynamic around this color on the walls of your home? Côté Maison helps you to see more clearly and guides you about harmonious color combinations.

1. Play subtlety in monochrome with a shades of red

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In addition to your red, here "Atomic Red" (Little Greene), opt for a darker variant of the same color, as "Eating Room Red" (Farrow & Ball), flirting with brown, and another lighter, like "Roussillon" (Clay), between pink and ocher. If you want a theatrical atmosphere, choose the proposal on the left, and for a cooler atmosphere, the one on the right.

2. To bet on the naturalness of the analogy thanks to orange hues

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At a primary color, red, we add a neighboring secondary color, such as orange, and a tertiary color, like a red-orange that will make the binder between the first two. To the red "Braise" (Domaterra), we will join "Orange Harvest" (The Little Shop) and "Bright Orange" (Dulux Valentine). Depending on the intensity one wishes to obtain, one will choose one or the other as dominant.

3. Dare the shock of complementary colors

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On a color wheel, these colors are opposite. This choice therefore involves combining cold and warm shades, and gives rise to daring marriages. In deep red "Liù" (Resource), we will match a yellow, "Yellow lemon" (Ripolin), and a blue as "Abyss" (Theodore 1825). For a consistent result, the three shades must be the same tone: either bright or darker.

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