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Bold Design Inspiration: Red Painted Walls and Rooms

Red painted walls and red rooms with red decor

Is seeing red always a bad thing? Check out these gorgeous rooms with red painted walls!

Hello friends! Last week  I shared a post on the 2023 Sherwin Williams color of the year, Redend point. As I was researching for the post, I kept coming across older pictures of red rooms and it made me wonder if  red painted walls will come back on trend anytime in the not too distant future. With Valentine’s Day on the way, I just thought it would be fun to share some beautiful red painted walls and red rooms I found on Pinterest. Even though I don’t think I would paint any rooms red in my own home, I think these rooms are stunning, and they seem to have very romantic, cozy and timeless essence! *This post contains affiliate links.


Bold Design Inspiration: Room with Red Painted Walls


Room for Tuesday

When it comes to red wall paint, I just personally cannot deal with bright cherry red or reddish-pink walls. But I think reds with brick, rust, brown or burnt umber undertones can be beautiful in the right room or in traditionally styled homes.


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Bretton Studios

I do think the right shade of red painted walls can work well within a cozy traditional room with antiques, beautiful artwork and lots of plaid!


Making it Lovely



The Style Saloniste



I really think red walls can be so glamorous with the classic and elegant artwork and accessories.



The red painted walls here are much brighter than I could live with, but how beautiful this room is nevertheless!



Catherine’s Pages

With all of the gorgeous natural light and bright white moldings and trim, I could enjoy living with these red painted walls, especially at Christmas!




These walls have some kind of faux finish which might at first seem a little too “late 90’s” but I think it was done so tastefully that the room is just stunning! I do love this shade of red which has some warmer, pumpkin spice tones.


  Lasley Bahaney

A gold damask stencil (wallpaper?)seems to soften the red paint in a way, while the french doors and side lites let in plenty of natural light. I think this room is just stunning!


Here is a current picture with red walls from Chris Loves Julia blog which is always on trend. I think we might see this earthier shade of red painted walls start gaining popularity soon. I really do like this color!


Bold Design Inspiration: Adding Pops of Red


The Inspired Room

As for me, I might consider painting a door a warm red or possibly an accent piece of furniture for a fun pop of color.


Country Chic Paint

I absolutely love this little red chest which looks gorgeous popping against white walls and the beautiful equestrian picture on top.


Pottery Barn

If I got on a red kick, I wouldn’t go for red painted walls, but I would have fun with red accents in pillows, textiles, art and other decorative accessories.


The Inspired Room 


Pink Peppermint Design

A beautiful red oriental rug is truly classic.


Birch lane area rug

The beautiful vintage style rug that is in my current dining room has quite a bit of warm red and rust earth tones. I might experiement with playing on these colors in my new home.


Of course it’s always fun to bring out the red for Christmas and Valentine’s Day! 


I really enjoyed putting this painted red walls inspiration post together! The longer I worked on the post, the more I liked “seeing red.” What about you, are you seeing red painted walls in the future? I love hearing from you!


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  • Reply Sarah

    Amber, this is a fun post. Like you, I tend to like the rusty reds or what I call turkey red. Our dining room has a burgundy red below the chair mold. Red accents are throughout our home – love seats, wing chairs, oriental
    rugs . . . the list goes on. Thanks for sharing all these inspiring photos.

    January 31, 2023 at 2:11 am
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    I really do love the rusty red/brown hues. It’s perfect for an older home and accent pieces. Your DR rug is gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing how you incorporate this into your new spaces.

    February 1, 2023 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Nancy Andres

    This post was such fun to see. Love the look of each room, but especially love the fading damask eggshell colored music room walls. They seem to create a grounding feel. The contrast with light décor makes it even more fabulous. Visiting you at Wonderful Wed. Thanks for sharing Amber.

    February 5, 2023 at 4:20 pm
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