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25 of the Best Red Paint Color Options for Primary Bedrooms

Red primary bedroom with decorative tile ceiling, brown flooring, red textured walls, wooden furniture and ambient lighting.

Color has a way of bringing out certain feelings and emotions. Various companies and advertising agencies regularly use color to help drive sales and make customers feel a certain way about their products or services. The same can be true for your home. Using colors can help drive emotion, which is true in the primary bedroom. Red is a bold, passionate color. It is the warmest color option and can help increase the heart rate. To solicit these feelings in the primary bedroom, we have put together a list of the top 25 red paint colors for the primary bedroom from Behr, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore.

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1. Smoldering Red, 2007-10

Smoldering Red by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Reminiscent of fiery red lipstick, this is a bold color to start off our color trend. Smoldering Red is bright and bold, yet soft enough for the primary bedroom. This perfect red is bright and will pop on any wall, so it might be best used for an accent wall. If used in a small space, this color could quickly become overwhelming.

2. Pomegranate, AF-295

Pomegranate by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Not as bright as other red shades on our list, pomegranate is a nice compromise. At first glance, it appears to be a burned, rusty red color, but truly there is an orange undertone to this hue. It is the best of both fruits mixed into one. Pomegranate is soft enough to use in the entire bedroom. Or, if you are pairing with soft orange colors, use this as an accent wall.

3. Cherries Jubilee, SW 6862

Cherries Jubilee by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

Because we needed more fruit inspired paint colors on our list, we have added Cherries Jubilee. Not only is it a delicious dessert option, but it is an ideal color for your primary bedroom walls. This soft red color has some pink undertones, which can make this suitable for an accent wall or to paint the entire room. It pairs well with either white or beige accents so it is perfect for already existing baseboards or ceilings.

4. Positive Red, SW 6871

Positive Red by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

Positive Red is a bright color option for the primary bedroom. It is a true red color and is gong to add quite a pop of color to your room. This is a red that will surely bring life and energy to a space, and possibly illicit that energy and passion associated with the color. To soften this bright and bold red color statement, it is best to pair this color with soft whites and ivories. Positive Red is one of our brightest red color options in our list.

5. Red Pepper, PPU2-02

Red Pepper by Behr

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Clearly, red paints have taken their color cues from various fruits. This next red on our list is comparable to a red pepper. Softer with more brown hues mixed into the color, this shade of red appears to be closer to a brick red. It is a nice red option for bedrooms that want the look of red, without the overwhelming brightness. A perfect compromising color, Red Pepper has a certain earth tone quality to it that will not go out of style.

6. Spice, PPU2-18

Spice by Behr

Source: Behr

Spice is an excellent all around color that can be used for an accent wall or for all the walls in the bedroom. It has brown and orange undertones which helps to mask the bright red hues. This color can pair well with a range of reds in the same family, or with brighter accent colors to help pull out the various red or orange hues found within this shade.

7. Carter Plum, CW-355

Carter Plum by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

One of the oldest colors Benjamin Moore produces, Carter Plum dates back to the 18th century when it was produced using various pigments. This color, luckily produced with modern technology, is a deeper purple shade of red, reminiscent of a plum. Ironically, another fruit. This soft, feminine, and luxurious color would be beautiful in any primary bedroom to give a touch of elegance and sophistication.

8. Poinsettia, SW 6594

Poinsettia by Sherwin-Williams

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This lovely red is designed to look like poinsettias. Bring festivity and brightness to your bedroom with this beautiful shade of red. This color illicents memories of the holidays and can bring happiness and comfort to your home. While it is bright and bold, it is soft enough to still be used in the entire room. Poinsettia can give you the look of a true red, but can help bring out the softer side of this vibrant color.

9. Timeless Ruby, HDC-CL-01

Timeless Ruby by Behr

Source: Behr

Designed to look like the precious gemstone, Timeless Ruby is a great color option for a red bedroom. This color has pink undertones which can help create a feminine and soft red for the bedroom. This color pairs well with other colors that are in the pink color family and can help pull out the pink undertones in this red shade.

10. Italiano Rose, 2087-30

Italiano Rose by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

This color looks just like a classic rose plucked from the garden. The Italiano Rose color is in a family of colors that are intended to mimic nature. Certainly a more pink hue, this color is perfect for the ultimate soft, and feminine bedroom. Use this color with other accent colors that are found in nature such as soft greens, browns, and beiges.

11. Fireweed, SW 6328

Fireweed by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

Fireweed is a very deep, almost brick color red. While it is a dark color, it actually has peach undertones found throughout the color. Although dark, it can be suitable for all the walls in the primary bedroom, or just an accent wall. This color is rich and classic which can help bring an element of grandeur to your room.

12. Roulette, P170-5

Roulette by Behr

Source: Behr

This is a bright, happy color that can help brighten a space. Roulette, although in the red family, leans toward the orange spectrum. It is vibrant and lively and can be perfect for any primary bedroom. This color is similar to papaya, and is very playful and feminine. This color can be well suited for an entire room. It pairs well with soft whites for baseboards and molding. Roulette can be the perfect shade of red to introduce an element of fun to the primary bedroom.

13. Raphael, CC-2

Raphael by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Bordering on a brown color, Raphael is a great shade of red that is not overwhelming. In fact, you might consider pairing bolder red shades with this color in order to pull out the red coloration. This color is almost brown color, which is reminiscent of luxurious, rich leather. Add to any primary bedroom for a touch of elegance. Raphael is a bold and masculine color, that can be softened with the right accents.

14. Tanager, SW 6601

Tanager by Sherwin-Williams

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At first glance, this color appears to be a bold red for the primary bedroom, but the discerning eye will be able to see there is more to this color. While red is certainly apparent, this color is a complex shade that has hints of orange and peach mixed in. This helps to soften the color, and make it appear more playful. This is a great compromise for those wanting a bright and bold color, without the full commitment to a true red.

15. Caliente, AF-290

Caliente by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Now this is a great and playful color. Caliente has all the features of a bold red color, mixed with a playfulness and vibrancy. Caliente is perfect for any primary bedroom looking to add a little spice. This color can be used as the main color, or as the accent wall. Without being overwhelming, this color is able to bring an energy to the primary bedroom.

16. Race Car Stripe, P170-6

Race Car Stripe by Behr

Source: Behr

Fast, vibrant, and colorful, Race Car Stripe is the perfect blend of a bright red color with some fun energy. This color is full of red undertones that help give that red pop you are looking for, without being too bold and rich. Race Car Stripe is a nice compromise for people who want a playful red, without being too saturated. This color can be designed to look both feminine or masculine depending on which colors it combines with.

17. Stop, SW 6869

Stop by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

Just like the name, this color is similar to a stop sign. Bright, bold and designed to get your attention, choosing Stop to paint your primary bedroom will certainly turn some heads. This color has everything you could imagine with a red, and it is as if you pulled it straight out of the Crayola Crayon box. Stop is a perfect red, but might be best used as an accent wall. This is a very bold and bright color that could quickly overwhelm a small space.

18. Bewitched, CSP-450

Bewitched by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Although at first glance this appears to be a bold color, it is actually quite soft. Bewitched is described as an oxblood red. Well, we certainly got away from the fruit trend. This color is a deep, creamy red that is chocolatey and smooth. It is a very masculine color for any primary bedroom that will add luxury and grandeur. This color would pair well with a range of accent colors. Choose to illicit the deep red tones, or find a complimentary color on the other end of the color spectrum.

19. Exotic Red, 2086-10

Exotic Red by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Bright and bold, Exotic Red is truly what people imagine when they think of the color red. This color actually has black undertones which helps to give the color its richness and depth. Because of this, Exotic Red could quickly overwhelm a room. Be careful to pair this stunning color with light accents that will play off the depth of this color. Exotic Red can be used as an accent wall nicely, able to bring a true red color to the bedroom.

20. Luxurious Red, SW 6314

Luxurious Red by Sherwin-Williams

Source: Sherwin-Williams

This color is a perfect in between color for those wanting the bold look of red, without being too overwhelming. Although rich and deep, Luxurious Red has a soft element to it, making it suitable for the primary bedroom. This color is bold enough to be a true red, but soft enough to compliment even a small space. Luxurious Red has a rich element to it that will pair well with soft white accents for molding, trim, and baseboards.

21. Hearth Red, 1295

Source: Benjamin Moore

Reminiscent of a fireplace hearth, this color is a beautiful brick red. The color is bold, yet soft which makes it perfect for the primary bedroom. Use this color in combination with other complimentary colors to truly bring out the red shades. Or, use this as the accent wall in your bedroom and add brighter colors to keep the space light.

22. Deep Rose, 2004-10

Deep Rose by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

This color is a perfect bright red. Not only is it vibrant, but it is intricate and deep. There are several colors contributing ot the color in order to create a richness unlike any other. This would be perfect for any primary bedroom, and the color has the ability to look masculine or feminine depending on what other colors it is paired with. This color goes well with other classic, traditional colors in the Benjamin Moore collection.

23. Glamorous, P130-7

Glamorous by Behr

Source: Behr

This red shade just screams femininity. Glamorous is a beautiful, almost magenta red. It has pink and purple undertones to it which are perfect for a feminine space. Soft yet vibrant, this color is sure to brighten up any primary bedroom. The color is soft enough that it can be used in the entire space to really make a dramatic statement. Glamorous certainly lives up to its name with a bold and energetic color thick in luxury and richness.

24. Terra Cotta Tile, 2090-30

Terra Cotta Tile by Benjamin Moore

Source: Benjamin Moore

Soliciting earth tones, this is a great, natural color for your primary bedroom. Terra Cotta Tile is a softer red that has the brown undertones from the earth mixed in. This is a great color for the entire bedroom that will not be too overwhelming. Plus, it easily pairs with other earth tones in a range of colors. Terra Cotta Tile is a beautiful color that will never go out of style and will remain a classic color.

25. Sugar Beet, M130-7

Sugar Beet by Behr

Source: Behr

This color is a shade of red that has purple undertones. This color is soft, luxurious, and very feminine. It is a rich and deep color that can be used either as an accent color, or as the main color for the bedroom. Sugar Beet pairs well with other colors in the same color pallet, and can be used with any color trim and baseboards. This is a stunning color that is sure to add a pop of color to any primary bedroom.

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