Top 9 Red Paint Colors

It is so easy to fall for red paint. Whether you're looking for a warm and rustic red, or a rich and regal red, you can find inspiration on this list of the top red paint colors. Choosing the right red for your space is easy once you know what type of red you're looking for. Are you a fan of warm colors and natural woods? Then a warm and rustic red is a great choice. If you love decorating with cool grays, sleek black, and crisp white then a cool red may work perfectly. 

Red paint is perfect for accent walls, powder rooms, and the on-trend painted furniture indoors and out. 

  • 01 of 09

    Finding the Right Red Paint Is Easy

    Red Paint Color in Living Room


    Don't be afraid to decorate with red in your home. There are so many different shades of red that can work with most decorating styles. The secret is finding a red paint color that has the right undertones for your space. You'll also want to try out cool and warm red colors to find the best one for your color palette. 

    If you're looking for a vibrant red, Sherwin-Williams' Show Stopper lives up to its name. This pure red is a bold choice for any room. Show Stopper has the presence to handle heavy wood or stone architectural details or works equally well on an accent wall for a room that needs some drama.

  • 02 of 09

    Raspberry Truffle by Benjamin Moore

    Benjamin Moore Raspberry Truffle

    Benjamin Moore

    Benjamin Moore's Raspberry Truffle is a chocolatey warm red that is a natural choice for a front door or foyer. This welcoming color is one of Benjamin Moore's most popular red paint colors and it's easy to see why.

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    Coral Bells SW 6593 From Sherwin-Williams

    Sherwin-Williams Coral Bells


    A slight move toward orange on the color wheel gives red more versatility as a rich coral. Sherwin-Williams' Coral Bells is a deep red-coral that could easily take the place of a warm red in your home.

    Coral Bells is a fun red that can add a pop of color to the front door, foyer, or painted furniture. A beach-inspired decor could also work well with this natural coral.

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    Awning Red by Behr

    Behr Awning Red


    Behr Awning Red is a refreshing and versatile red paint color. Beautifully muted and balanced, Awning Red can accent a cool or warm color palette. This is a comfortable hue that still offers the excitement and warmth of a classic red.

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    Hot Tamale from Benjamin Moore

    Benjamin Moore Hot Tamale

    Benjamin Moore

    If you like your red paint to be red-hot, Benjamin Moore's Hot Tamale is a wonderful choice. This energetic red has the heat of warm undertones, making it a great choice as a pop of color accent in your home. Hot Tamale pairs best with warm colors and crisp neutrals.

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    Classic Red by Valspar

    Valspar Classic Red


    When only a traditional red will do, Valspar's Classic Red is just perfect. This is the red that you imagine when you think of a welcoming front door. Classic Red is a wonderful addition to traditional decor, inside and out.

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    Bolero from Behr

    Behr Bolero


    Behr's Bolero is a muted and cool red that can look fabulous with teal, green, and turquoise. The undertones of his rich color make it more compatible with cool colors than a warm red. Bolero could also work well as an accent wall or in a formal dining room. The elegance of Bolero pairs well with gold metallic accents and creamy white trim.

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    Dinner Party by Benjamin Moore

    Benjamin Moore Dinner Party

    Benjamin Moore

    Benjamin Moore's Dinner Party is true to its name as an inspiring paint color for dining areas and kitchens. This is a sophisticated red, perfect with contemporary or transitional decor. Dinner Party would pair well with dark wood, black and white photo art, and crisp white paint trim.

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    Terra Cotta Red 2004-3A from Valspar

    Valspar Terra Cotta Red


    Valspar's Terra Cotta Red is a muted and warm red. The natural undertones make Terra Cotta Red a color to consider for outdoor decor, especially on painted furniture or exterior accents. This relaxed red would be an excellent addition to a lodge or cabin color scheme.