Red paint color suggestions

leennpJuly 8, 2014

Hello all. It is almost time to paint the laundry room cabinets, they are the last paint color I need to choose out of this whole house remodel. I originally planned to paint to paint them the same color white as the kitchen cabinets which are marshmallow creme from Starmark. Wall color is BM revere pewter, floors are a dark grayish/brownish wood look tile. The granite remnant I have on hold for the room is white thunder, so very light background, with some black, grey and some speckles of red. I just started thinking the room needs some color to it, and red is the one color I think would work best, just need some suggestions for deep, rich red color, no brownish, orange or purplish undertones, and not too bright tomatoe red. Any suggestions for me.

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patty_cakes

Several years ago I used Ralph Lauren Balmoral Red, a deep slightly rusty red. I did a fireplace accent wall, the bottom portion of the dining room, and a powder room. I absolutely loved it!

Not my room, but you can see the color.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:01PM
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tibbrix

Benjamin Moore Carriage Red

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:01PM
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sis2two

Benjamin Moore has a color called Cottage Red that's nice.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 9:38PM
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beverlyfla

There are lots of ways to get red into a room without committing to red cabinets. Some examples below.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 12:52PM
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nosoccermom

I have BM Heritage Red. Not too brown, not too pink, not too orange.
Oher popular colors are Red, Caliente, Raspberry Truffle

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 4:39PM
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bonnieann925

Raspberry Truffle is a good color. Here it is below our chair rail in our DR:

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 7:49PM
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leennp

Thanks for all suggestions. I have not had time to pick up any samples yet but hopefully tomorrow. Other than the obvious affect of not neutral for resale or you may get tired of red, anyone see any problem with red cabinets in laundry room? It is not a lot of cabinetry in that room and room does have natural light.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 12:18AM
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nosoccermom

No problems, only that you may get tired of it. So, red walls would be easier to change.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of red laundry cabinets

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 9:42AM
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oopsie913

showing dust and lint more might be an issue. I do love red, but I also have found over my years that I prefer to accent in different colors and keep everything else neutral, so I can change things at my whim....ie: artwork, rugs, seasonal decor. for instance, my whole house now is in shades of whte, creme, grays taupes and black I LOVE IT. Red is a powerful color, a pop color, a hot color, a christmas color, Valentines color, a passion color, so I choose to use it more as an accent. As much as painting the cabinets might be a fun and funky thing to do, I agree with a few posters that you might tire of it soon, and painting cabinets is such a permanent thing. HOWEVER, having said that, if you have money to play with and can change it out in a couple of years then go for it girl! I mean a laundry room can take a fun color. anyway, Sherwin Williams has always had a reputation for doing well with deep base colors. There was a color that I used years ago called Garnet Red. It wasnt too blue and wasnt too yellow, and looked beautiful against white.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 5:11PM
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JEN_CABINETGEEK

So, how did it turn out?

    Bookmark   July 31, 2014 at 1:57PM
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