Unexpected Choices: Vermilion in the Dining Room

Unexpected Choices: Vermilion in the Dining Room

Mark Chamberlain
May 10, 2011

I have a new picture of an old project — why not paint your dining room Vermilion?

Vermilion is a warm red, as opposed to the slightly bluer, cooler Alizarin. The color used here is H00820 from Fine Paints of Europe. Whereas we often see red in dining rooms (it's the color of roses, red wine and rare steak) it's usually a burgundy or maroon color, à la French restaurants. Here, we've gone slightly brighter to keep it contemporary, without suggesting a child's room.

- Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter

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