With summer almost upon us along with its long hazy days, we can’t help but be drawn to color after our gray winter months. A hue that always demands attention is red. This color screams “look at me” but rest assured it works well with other shades.

The right tone

A vivid fire engine red surely speaks with a loud voice. If you are drawn to this shade, you are definitely not a wallflower!  Pair this color with white trims, black shutters and black front door and instantly elevate your home to a beautiful, stately abode.

Choosing a warmer red, think cinnamon sticks, will make your home feel at one with its surroundings. This red tone blends well with a mature neighborhood, nestled amongst maple trees and lovely expansive flower beds. Marrying earth tones such as dark browns seems like the perfect match.

Cooler reds, visualize raspberry shades, dress up contemporary homes. Mixing them with different grays and stone will transform your home into a show stopper. Lending itself to much more of an urban look, we can picture very clean lines, oversized windows and a zen-like vibe.

Take a bite

Reds are not for the faint at heart, but keep an open mind….maybe change one element of your home. The front door, for instance. This will draw the eye straight to your entrance. Shutters can frame your home and create quite a statement when chosen in this color.

Whatever shade you choose be confident that it will enhance your home and make it stand out.