Don’t Be Afraid of Red!

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Editorial & Photography By: Christopher Cooper

I enjoy exploring older neighborhoods and looking at the older homes. I pay particular attention to the architectural details and the paint colours used, as this is my special interest.

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Many people have a fear of painting their house a bold colour such as red however red is a fabulous colour to make both a historic statement and to make an impact on your streetscape.

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If you live in a rural setting, painting your house red will separate the house from its organic and inorganic surroundings.

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It’s time to bring back colour, to show how much we appreciate our old homes particularly all the interesting architectural details which are lost amidst a blur of dull colour. We should accentuate the unique features of these old styles. Let’s spice it up a bit, shall we? Although bold and brash – there is nothing to be afraid of when choosing RED!


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