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25 of the Best Red Paint Color Options for Home Offices

A charming home office with a cozy feel and red wall.

The color red invokes many different feelings, whether its love, passion, urgency, boldness, evil, the devil–it reaches both sides of the spectrum of good and bad. The color itself is bold and unforgettable. The color red itself has its own personality.

Famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin chose to make his shoes stand out by making the soles of the shoe cherry red to make the shoes “pop.” He later said, “men are like bulls, they cannot resist the red sole.” Audrey Hepburn said, “There is a shade of red for every woman.” And one helpful hint from comedian, Kevin Nealon, “Never wear red to a Target, I enjoy helping people but not every two minutes!”

Red also evokes a sense of urgency and stimulates energy levels and enhances productivity, so if you’re looking to make a bold statement in your home office while enhancing work performance, choose red!

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Why Choose Red?

If you notice, things that want to be noticed are red. Stop signs, ambulances, fire trucks. They are red because red captures the eye. You will see it in restaurants as red is thought to increase urgency and hunger. It is also associated with fire, blood danger, strength, and power. It can also invoke feelings of determination, desire, and love.

According to Color Wheel Pro, red is also known as a symbol of courage, hence the many flags that proudly showcase the color red.

There are endless colors of red to choose from:

· Pale red is thought to enhance joy and love

· Pink stands for romance and is a feminine color

· Deep red makes one think of leadership and courage

· Reddish-brown brings thoughts of autumn and fall

Many people choose the color red for accent walls in their homes, but it is a great color for a home office as well.

When you think about your home office, it needs to be a color that will be inviting, so that you look forward to your workday, but also needs to keep you energized so you can complete the project at hand.

While many haven’t considered the color red for a home office, it’s time to think again. There are so many different tones of red, from muted and calming reddish-pink tones, to bold and vibrant deep red tones that have background tones of brown, orange and blue.

Those that paint their office red are making a statement. “We are here to get business done, we are focused creative and not afraid to step out of bounds on occasion.” It is a mark of boldness, leadership, and uniqueness. All qualities that should be found in business owners today.

The Color of Many Hues, RED!

According to, there are at least 40 different words to describe the color red. That’s because of the epic number of variations of the color: garnet, rust-red, terracotta-red, claret and maroon to name a few. Red can be subtle, and it can be bold. That’s why it’s such an interesting choice for a home office. It isn’t for the faint of heart, it’s for those that are confident and ready to tackle anything.

If you want to enhance your productivity and creativity, choosing red for your home office may be a great choice.

Here is a sampling of 25 different shades of red from some of the top paint producers Sherwin Williams, Behr and Benjamin Moore. This will help you find the best red paint color options for home offices and other rooms where you want to make a statement.


Sherwin-Williams states that they have over 1,490 different shades of red to choose from so if you can’t find a shade that fits your work environment, you’re not trying hard enough. The company offers a wide array of wallcoverings including paint, coatings, wallpaper, and tools. They have a wide range of red colors as shown below.

Real Red

Real Red by Sherwin-Williams

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If you are looking to make a bold statement, what could be better than Real Red? This is a true, bold red, that is sure to enhance your work productivity. It may be too bold to paint the entire room but would be a great accent or to choose lighter color office furniture to keep it from being too overwhelming. (SW6868)


Radish by Sherwin-Williams

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This is another bold choice and a good one if you plan to accent the room with white furniture, rugs, etc. Put the bold on the walls and enhance with other lighter colors to make a dual statement, strong from the red, calming from the lighter tones. (SW6861)

Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee by Sherwin-Williams

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This is a warmer tone with some pink undertones. It would make a perfect choice for a home office as it is a bit softer and more inviting than some of the bolder tones yet makes a strong statement. (SW6862)

Show Stopper

Show Stopper by Sherwin-Williams

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As the name states, this is a true red with a hint of brown, so it is bold. It also features warmth brought on by the brown, so it is bold but warm at the same time. (SW7588)


Cerise by Sherwin-Williams

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Cerise definitely imparts some deep pink tones and while it’s still red, it is a bit more tranquil than some of the bolder, true red choices. This color would keep you awake and invigorated, keeping you productive throughout the workday. (SW6580)

Red Prairie

Red Prairie by Sherwin-Williams

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Tinged with brownish-orange in the background, this red putty color would be a great overall wall color, especially if there is a window in the room. During various times of the day, the natural light will make your walls appear red, more putty and even brownish-red. (SW2916)

Spicy Hue

Spicy Hue by Sherwin-Williams

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This brownish-red color is great for an office. You have the red hue, but it is toned down with brown undertones. Great to energize creativity, but also calming. (SW6342)

Subdued Sienna

Subdued Sienna by Sherwin-Williams

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This is the lightest tone from our Sherwin-Williams paint selection. It is soft and engaging and is almost a light terra-cotta tone, so you could easily enhance your wall color with other southwest tones to compliment it. (SW9009)


Behr is one of the top paint manufacturers. They have been a premier manufacturer of interior and exterior paint, stains and decorative finishes since 1947. Started by Otho Behr, he originally sold his products from the back of his station wagon.

Behr offers a wide range of red color choices. They have a great sliding scale on their site that will help you choose your red paint with different tones, more orange, lilac, brown. This is a great tool to help you choose the perfect color for your office.


Lovebirds by Behr

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While the name make think this color is more appropriate for a bedroom suite, Lovebirds is a vibrant, pinkish-red, it’s warm and inviting but still has the boldness to create urgency. This would be a fun color to choose from since there are so many colors that could be used as accent tones. (P140-5)

Kiss and Tell

Kiss and Tell by Behr

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This is another color with strong pink tones behind the red. This color is very invigorating and would no doubt help keep homeworkers engaged in their projects. (P150-5)

Race Car Stripe

Race Car Stripe by Behr

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This color is aptly named, as when you look at it, you get energized, like a race car waiting for the flag! This color is bold and beautiful. (P170-6)

Timeless Ruby

Timeless Ruby by Behr

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Timeless Ruby is bold, loud and gorgeous. It is a darker tone, with brown undertones. For this bold color, you may only need an accent wall or two to get the creative juices flowing. (HDC-CL-01)

Desert Coral

Desert Coral by Behr

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If you paint your office Desert Coral, you may soon be hitching your horse to the outpost and painting a desert landscape. This is a gorgeous color for a home office, especially when accented with southwestern artwork. If you are a landscape painter, this color may give you great inspiration. (HDC-MD-05)

Melon Sorbet

Melon Sorbet by Behr

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This tone reflects a more orange/red hue. It is toned down and not as bold as the others, creating a softer environment. Not as fiery but certainly a soothing color that may help you get the job done in a thoughtful, creative way, without the urgency of other bolder tones. (P190-3)

Whip Lash

Whip Lash By Behr

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The tone of Whip Lash is more of a true red tone, with just a bit of pink underneath. It makes a statement of boldness and a “getting-it-done” attitude. It would be a great choice for a work office as it would keep you awake and turning out the work. (P150-6)

Flirt Alert

Flirt Alert by Behr

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If your home office is painted Flirt Alert, you can count on being “on fire” as far as productivity. It is a true red, with all the urgency you would expect. To tone down your office, you may choose to paint one wall a contrasting color. (P150-7)

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore’s paint has a long history of manufacturing paint. The company was started back in 1883 by the Moore Brothers. Today it is owned by Berkshire Hathaway. They pride themselves on having some of the best paint on the market and a wide variety of colors to meet any paint color need you may have. Once sold only to independent retailers, today consumers can buy Benjamin Moore paint and a wide variety of retailers.

Louisiana Hot Sauce

Louisiana Hot Sauce by Benjamin Moore

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Benjamin Moore considers Louisiana Hot Sauce one of their Designer Classic colors. This is a bold color, not for the faint-of-heart! But if you have the courage, go ahead and paint your home office this color, you may see an increase in your productivity—and you may start craving some gumbo. (CC-124)


Red by Benjamin Moore

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This is a true red. Bold, sophisticated and extravagant. This is a great color if you entertain clients in your office. This hue of red is a “true” red and those with bold personalities would be drawn to this equally bold color. (LRV-12.4)

Bull’s Eye Red

Bull's Eye Red by Benjamin Moore

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This is another bold choice for your office. It is rich and stimulating and sure to get the creative juices flowing. It is a tad less bold than “Red” but an equally brilliant tone for your office. (LRV16.64)

Spring Tulips

Spring Tulips by Benjamin Moore

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This is a great uplifting color, that may have your running to your office to start your days’ work. It is bold, but with some rich pink tones. There are many colors that would work well as accent colors, such as muted pink and ecru. You could get very creative not only on your work projects but designing your office with Spring Tulips. (LV202)

Vibrant Blush

Vibrant Blush by Benjamin Moore

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Benjamin Moore describes this color as a tone that will “excite and inspire” with its deep rose tones and a hint of dark pink. It is not just a beautiful jewel tone; it is a color that will peak creativity. (LRV: 18.55)

Berry Wine

Berry Wine by Benjamin Moore

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This beautiful color has just enough red and deep coral tones to make it inviting and exciting. It is bold but may be a bit too dark for the entire room unless you have plenty of light. It may be perfect for an accent wall with a more calming color on the other walls. (LRV 19.2)

Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower by Benjamin Moore

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This is a very uplifting tone, with pinks, reds and a splash of terra-cotta as well. It is warm yet invigorating. Having this color in your office may make you stay in your office longer as it is inviting and comforting, (LRV26.25)

Italiano Rose

Italiano Rose by Benjamin Moore

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This color is sure to bring your home office to life. It is a medium red tone with some deeper pink undertones. It is a great color to keep your mind active and your workplace environment bustling. You may choose your entire room to be painted this color or use as an accent, in either case, it’s a winner. (LRV 20.09)


Peony by Benjamin Moore

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Peony is more of a deep pink-toned red. It is very vibrant without being overpowering. It is the perfect vibrant color to be creative in. It is bright and inviting and would be a great office color for those that want to get things done. The pink overtones make it exceptionally attractive. (LRV 71.11)