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Easy ways to add dramatic Oxblood Red to your home – with tips, ideas, my favorite paint colors and lots of sources.

Color Love: Oxblood Red

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image of oxblood red orchids with moody lighting

Oxblood Red is a tricky color. It’s got depth, and mystery, and changes constantly. But it can add such timeless drama to your home if you use it right.

This is a color that is so dreamy to look at but can be kind of tricky to get right.

So today I’ve got so many inspirations and lots of tips and tricks for adding this dramatic and velvety color to your home.

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Oxblood Red Exterior Ideas

Red exteriors in general can be a super fun way to show personality in a sea of grey and white. But this color has a long history on exteriors, from Early Amerian colonials to barn accents to even Mid-Century Modern details.

It can be a lot on its own, so it’s best paired with lots of texture, natural finishes, and in softer non-glossy finishes.

Oxblood Red Outdoor Accents

Try searching for “dark red”, “burgundy”, “wine” and “maroon” when you’re looking for this color. I love this as an accent with a warm neutral or almost black house.

Oxblood Red Paint Colors

For exteriors, lighting is less of a concern, so go a dark as your heart desires. But inside? It’s different. Your lighting is going to greatly affect the way the color reads, and it’s immediately going to feel darker than it does on the chip. So if your room doesn’t have a ton of natural light, go up a step or two on the chip and sample those colors, too, before you make your final decision.

01 : BEAUJOLAIS 1259 – BENJAMIN MOORE
02 : COTTAGE RED HC-184 – BENJAMIN MOORE
03 : SPICED BERRY S150-6 – BEHR
04 : SUN DRIED TOMATO SW 7585 – SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
05 : BORSCHT SW 7578 – SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
06 : PREFERENCE RED NO. 297 – FARROW & BALL
07 : CHERRY COLA S130-7 – BEHR
08 : MOROCCAN RUBY S140-6 – BEHR
09 : SELF-PORTRAIT – BACKDROP

Oxblood Red Interior Ideas

Bring on the DRAMA!! This is where this color really shines, with velvety walls (don’t forget the ceiling, too!) – or even literal velvet.

Oxblood Red Home Decor

This is a great way to add a little bit of warmth if you don’t want to go all the way with painting your walls.

And there we go! Easy ways to add LOTS of drama to your home. But if you ever need help with getting your color or details just right, let me know how I can help and I’ll be there for ya!

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