Red Paint
Color by Family

King's Red paint color on living room walls King's Red paint color on living room walls

Red Paint
Color by Family

From deepest garnet to soft rose, the variety within the red color family always surprises. Whether you browse color online or get expert advice in-store, let us help you find the best red paint colors for any project.

Red is all about range; it can swing warmer towards sunbaked brick and cooler towards crimson-kissed violets. Happily, there is a red for everyone, especially when paired with colors that effortlessly anchor this dynamic hue.

Warm + Cool + Most Popular Paint Colors

Here are some of our most popular shades of red including
Caliente AF-290, the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2018.

Get inspired by the power of red paint!

Discover the Language of Red

Red paint color signifies many things: Strength. Drama. Happiness. Confidence.

Explore the language of red in this video and consider how this powerful color can positively impact your home.
Garrison Red HC-66 paint color on living room walls.

The Breadth and Depth of Red Paint

When considering red for your home interior, remember: you can opt out of its wow-factor. The range of red is wide, from burgundy to maroon to terracotta, empowering you to find a hue that suits your personal style and home aesthetic.

Many red paint colors can evoke an easygoing, inviting vibe. Muted red earth tones blend beautifully with brown, taupe and wood. In thoughtful amounts, brick, mahogany and other rustic reds can have the appearance of a neutral surface against colors ranging from dramatic deeps to striking whites and off-whites. Warm, soft reds like Audubon Russet HC-51, Boston Brick 2092-30 and Georgian Brick HC-50 offer alternatives to the “very cherry” side of red.
Bricktone Red paint color on bedroom walls

Red Pairs Well

There are a wide range of colors that pair beautifully with red paint. This bedroom’s Bricktone Red 2005-30 is a pinkish, dusty red that blends easily with a range of patterns, textures and colors to create a livable space with an interesting, engaging design and palette. Try on different colors and patterns against your choice of red–you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised!

Other colors that work well with almost every red include warm neutrals such as Coastal Path AF-380 and Bradstreet Beige HC-48, and cooler neutrals including Revere Pewter HC-172 and Wish AF-680.
A sleek kitchen corner with a coral-painted wall, a white-tiled backsplash wall and floor, white upper wall and exposed pipes, and three sets of drawers: one painted white, the second black, and the third woodgrain.

Perk Up Smaller Spaces with Red

Use the power of red to give smaller spaces in your home extra attention. Here, a red-orange accent wall in Raspberry Blush 2008-30, the Color of the Year 2023, elevates the small kitchen with a vivacious pop of color. Consider red hues for a striking entryway, a punchy powder room, or as a backdrop for inset shelving.

A deep red paint in a higher gloss heightens the drama – sending a signal of color confidence. Deep reds we love include Dinner Party AF-300 and violet-tinged reds like Raisin Torte 2083-10 and New London Burgundy HC-61. An area rug, red-flecked window treatments or pillows are great places to experiment with red, easily sparking up any space.
Caliente Red paint color on bedroom walls

Playing with the Power of Red

One of the best aspects of paint is the ability to transform a space in a relatively short period of time.

With red, the high impact of painting is easily magnified. This red bedroom is a great example of a space that takes on a crisp new personality with the use of Caliente AF-290 and clean White Opulence OC-69. The dark gray door and calming blue accents create a perfect color balance for the bold red and white color combination in the room.
A dark gray-painted house with a bright red front door, a front hedge and autumn foliage.

A Touch of Red on Exteriors

Even in small doses, red is a great statement color–and making a statement when it comes to your home’s exterior is always a good idea!

When considering a red hue for exteriors, front doors have become a go-to for homeowners and a favorite exterior space perfect for showcasing deep colors against typically neutral hues. On this exterior porch, King's Red CW-335 is framed by siding painted Amber Slate CW-685. The result is subtle yet playful, a touch of creativity on a traditional exterior.

As always, let the architecture of the space be your guide, and use color to express your personal style.
A Benjamin Moore paint color sample.

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