sitting room painted a soft red
Photo: Courtesy of Benjamin Moore
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Get Friendly with Red

Conventional wisdom says to use red as an accent color because it's too intense and attention grabbing in large amounts. But choose a softer hue, and it's great for spaces where the family gathers.

This sitting room and library are painted with an ochre shade, Benjamin Moore's Claret Rose, that's cheerful without being overwhelming. Trim painted Benjamin Moore's Guilford Green, the shade opposite red on the color wheel—creates a convivial atmosphere.
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