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Poll #686125 The Red Poll

When you see the following picture, what is the first thought that comes to your mind?

OMG IT'S RED!
7(11.7%)
Wow, what a bold choice!
9(15.0%)
OMFG IT'S REALLY REALLY RED!
9(15.0%)
I like it! It's fun!
9(15.0%)
OMGWTFBBQRED???!!!!???111
3(5.0%)
Hmmm, I'm not crazy about it.
2(3.3%)
DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA YOUR LIVING ROOM IS RED???????
3(5.0%)
Ick!
1(1.7%)
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING WITH THE PAINTING AND THE RED AND THE OMGWTFBBQLOL??111!!1?//???/
6(10.0%)
Other (reply in comments)
11(18.3%)


(Took that picture after Q had applied the first coat of red, so it's actually a little spotty and a little lighter than it will be when it's all done. The poll is inspired by my mother actually looking at me with her mouth agape when I told her we were painting the living room red.)

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schnuder
Mar. 7th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
Other: It needs a second coat or some sort of finish, perhaps ragging with a darker glaze.
esprix
Mar. 7th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
Sorry, forgot to mention this is just the picture after the first coat was applied. I wanted to make sure I documented the RED.
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loosecanon
Mar. 7th, 2006 03:34 am (UTC)
your furniture looks frightened.

I like it.

( we have mutual friends, just passin' through )
esprix
Mar. 7th, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)
Hooray for frightened furniture! And welcome. ;)
galtine1
Mar. 7th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
We're planning burgundy and dark blue-grey and black for our bedroom...so I love this color!!!!!!
esprix
Mar. 7th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
We got it at Lowe's - it's called Cut Ruby. The bedroom will be a royal purple, of course. ;)

(And don't forget to look over that document when you get the chance, please! Kisses!)
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cplpunishment
Mar. 7th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
Qualifying my "OMFG IT'S REALLY REALLY RED!"...

If it's part of a whole house theme, it might work. But just seeing only that shot makes me think that it will be too strong. But, we have neighbors with a blood red dining room that looks fabulous from the street. *shrugs*

I think what I'm trying to say is that the reason people generally go with neutrals is that it's easy and safe. Doing something that bold has to be accompanied by careful execution and complementing the color with the furnishings.
esprix
Mar. 7th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
I'm married to an artiste - he's been plotting this for months, and I have to say the boy knows his color wheel. The complementary colors are perfect, we're leaving white where it's needed, and we've made some very smart choices in furniture and such. It's going to look oh so fab, and everyone will know we live at Pride House. :D
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amazonatheart
Mar. 7th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
Tell your mother it's very lucky to have the living room painted red. :D
esprix
Mar. 7th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
Who is, my mother or the living room? :P
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robearal
Mar. 7th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
Other: I just knew Alan would end up in a whore house some day.
esprix
Mar. 7th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
Male prostitutes were actually in the blue light district, but the bedroom will be in purple, so nyeh either way. :P
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akirashima
Mar. 7th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
OTHER
What a Lovely Bordello you have

i read one comment as i scrolled through about ragging a darker (hopefully jeweltone like burgundy or ametheyst) fisnish over it and that will defintly help tone down the hooker waiting room feel of it. Oh also translucent is the way to go with the ragging as it will aloow the colours choses to be affected by the original red. it will tone down the red without creating eye scratching patterns that take away from the other decor

if you decide to keep it as such it can still be worked with but only Victorian Or Oriental or Post mod will work with that bright of a background. If you go eastern think of china and use a lot of black accents and other deep rich colours. anything faint or delicate will simply not survive that background. However Victoriana would survive nicely once a few tapestries hit the walls and some nice dark wood was intorduced. Lots of victorian things were meantot to go into and live in dark environs and would survive that even if delicatly coloured.

And fo course post mod ANYTHING goes it is all plastic and kitch and bright colours. Ikea would do you well in there. I would suggest some bright steels and a few fake yellow orchids as nice objects to help bring everything else together in any of those schemes.
esprix
Mar. 7th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
Re: OTHER
No, we really wanted the darker red. We didn't do it on purpose, but almost all the colors we chose were bolder, richer and darker than not, but we fell in love with them before we really realized how dark it all was. It's all good, though - we're going with contrasting and complementary furnishings and trim, and we're being creative in other ways (plus I've still got artwork to do, and Q is planning to paint a unique piece for each room based on its color). In the living room, we're doing *some* Asian stuff with blacks and beiges (I've got a lot of stuff from my living room in San Diego, which I did in an Asian theme), but we're not going to overdo it. The bedroom (in purple) will have a lot of white modern furnishings (and yes, Ikea is *so* our friend - in fact, next trip I want to get you more lanterns).
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esprix
Mar. 7th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
Now I can live my life again. :P (Thank you!)
yajaec
Mar. 7th, 2006 05:04 am (UTC)
WOW, first word comes to mind...

REDRUM

esprix
Mar. 7th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
Red *room*, dear. :P Hee hee!
bovil
Mar. 7th, 2006 08:36 am (UTC)
Other: It's like Reagan in The Exorcist only with tomato soup.
esprix
Mar. 7th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
I guess that means she resided in the office.
troystar
Mar. 7th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
The first thing I noticed was the furniture covered in plastic ;-)

I love dark graphic colors for rooms. I hate the whole white/beige/pastels stuff.

Are you seriously painting the rainbow flag colours?
esprix
Mar. 7th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
Very seriously. We're Pride House now.
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esprix
Mar. 7th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
Hee! :)
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esprix
Mar. 7th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
'Cause you are a weak and timid girly girl. :P
katt1028
Mar. 7th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
Red?
well... it won't look as STARK, OBVIOUS RED, when you get some other treatments up, like artwork and what not.
esprix
Mar. 7th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Red?
Well sure. And I have *lots* of artwork to hang (and more coming, hopefully sooner rather than later).
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