Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hot Tip: Dining Room Red

We had a request for the name of the red paint E&M used in their dining room....It was Glidden Rapture with a Gripper Gray base/primer

If any of you have never experimented with red walls, it is key, key, KEY to use a tinted primer - one that usually has a gray/maroon cast. Doing so will ensure a rich, true red, rather than a deep hot pink!
Hope that info is helpful, and thank you to everyone for their sweet comments on the DD update - I'm sure E&M appreciate the resounding applause!

4 comments:

Style Redux 2 said...

Thanks for tracking this down -you are so sweet. I will add this color to my file-it is an excellent red. I used Farrow & Ball Radicchio in my library and you are so right about the tinted primer-it also reduces the number of coats you need which with red can be many.

Claire said...

I stumbled upon your blog and I love your title! I've been to Brazil as a tourist and it's nice to peek into your life there. You're also very creative! =)

annechovie said...

Thanks for your sweet comment - hope you have a great week!

Averill said...

We used Morrocan Red from Benjamin Moore in our study and I love the color. And you're absolutely right, a tinted primer is essential -- we used a gray one and it ensured we got the true red we were after in only two coats!