White ceilings and trim make the color stand out.
Over the weekend, we had the chance to stay in a guest room painted the most beautiful red-orange. Produced by Benjamin Moore, Raspberry Blush (#2008-30) seems like a misnomer—the hue reminds us more of coral than raspberries. It's a very unique blend of deep pink, orange, and red.The photos above appear more orange than the actual color. (It's always impossible to match colors on a computer screen.) Taken early in the morning, these photos hint at the richness of the walls and the way they change color depending on the light.
Neutral window treatments and white trim set off the wall color especially well. The room is furnished simply with a sleeper sofa, a gorgeous antique cabinet, and a beaded green and blue chandelier. Mirrored doors along one wall expand the sense of space, and a marble sink is a nice amenity for guests. Overall, the space felt very warm and welcoming.
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More information on this paint color: Benjamin Moore Raspberry Blush 2008-30
(Thanks to Ed and Laurel for their hospitality and for letting us photograph their guest room!)
Photos: Sarah Coffey