Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon

Happy New Year! Chinese New Year that is…”The Year of the Dragon”. It’s time to get your red on! Why? The color red symbolizes fire and is said to have the power to expel bad luck. Plus is looks awesome.

This morning as I was sorting my red laundry before the weekly ritual of ablution in the washing machine, the ranges of red were striking; pink undies, a maroon turtleneck and an orange sweater all made it into the “red” pile. What a beautiful mélange!


At Colormix 2012, Sherwin Williams’s Jackie Jordan was all over red in this year’s presentation, showing examples of its ubiquitous presence. Photo after photo were displayed pairing varying shades of reds, all working harmoniously.



During yesterday's color consultation, taking inspiration from a beautiful painting on the wall, we combined Benjamin Moore’s AF- 280, “Salsa Dancing”, with AF-225, “Firenze”. The color combo sizzled in the painting and it will on the walls.

Try Sherwin William’s SW2802 “Rookwood Red” on your front door or reinvent your staid study with the rudimentary ruddiness of “Audubon Russet”, Benjamin Moore’s HC-51 . Or, if you choose to exercise restraint, use it sparingly in a small niche with SW 0057 “Chinese Red”.


Whether one wants to go big with red or prefers a diminutive application, it never disappoints. And hey… summoning a bit of good luck just can’t hurt either. Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Original post at Colorific.

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