No matter where or how it is used, red makes a dramatic impact. A visually intense color, it’s recognized as representing power, passion, energy, and courage.
In softer tones, red becomes pink and is associated with the heart and love, bringing romance or feminine charm to a bedroom or bathroom. Deeper, wine shades of red signal sophistication, worldliness, drama, and vigor, which is ideal for rooms in which deep thought or lively conversation takes place.
There’s no question that red is considered a classic color for home exteriors, but one thing they are never considered is dull. Red siding or brick has the power to bring a home to life, boasting high energy, heart, and liveliness.
Exterior Expert Tip!
If you’ve ever wondered why red doors look so inviting on homes, it’s because they are! In early America, red doors were a signal to travelers the house was friendly to guests. Today, painting a front door red is considered a sign of welcome!