September 16, 2013

Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red


Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red, via RoomLust
To get walls this shiny, use a tinted primer and seven coats of high-gloss Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red. Credit: Peter Rymwid

Moroccan Red! Just slightly dusty. One of Benjamin Moore's bestselling reds.




Here's what interior designer Alexa Hampton says about Moroccan Red:
"...Dining rooms are traditionally red, and this is the red of the riding jackets in British hunting prints, the red of the proverbial redcoats — the military men everyone went gaga for in Jane Austen's books. In addition to making Kitty Bennet swoon, red conveys a sense of royalty."

The Duke of Wellington by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1820

Hubba hubba!

Below, designer Inson Wood used seven coats of high-gloss Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red in this 2011 New York City showhouse:


Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red, via RoomLust
Credit: Peter Rymwid
Above, painting by Larry Zox.




Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red, via RoomLust
Credit: Peter Rymwid
Above, Wood used embroidered chinoiserie wallpaper from Christopher Hyland for the pelments. The rug is from Orley Shabahang, the puppy is by Jeff Koons, and the modernist coffee table is made of Brazilian wood and crystal.

Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red, via RoomLust
Credit: Peter Rymwid

Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red, via RoomLust
Credit: Peter Rymwid

Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red, via RoomLust
Credit: Peter Rymwid
Above, the painting is by Ron Ehrlich, the dragon pillow is from Christopher Hyland, and the Buddha heads are from Lladro.

Chairs painted Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red, via RoomLust
Credit: Victoria Pearson, House Beautiful
Above, interior designer Peter Dunham painted American spindle chairs Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red and used French industrial metal pendants from Bourgeois Bohème to light the table and island in this 1920s L.A kitchen.

"The kitchen is very traditional," Dunham says. "I needed the color and patina to perk it up." 

Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red, via RoomLust
Credit: Christy Dillard Kratzer
Above, Atlanta designer Christy Dillard Kratzer painted this room Moroccan Red.

Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red, via RoomLust
Credit: Don Freeman, House Beautiful
In this Martha's Vineyard cottage, above, designer Paula Perlini painted the high wainscot a cool white and the strip above Moroccan Red. 

Interior designer Mallory Marshall suggests using Moroccan Red for your front door:
"I'm very fond of cinnabar — deep red with a bit of orange and umber — the color of old Chinese lacquer and good paprika and the pollen in a lily. Use three coats of high-gloss paint over a tinted primer to give it depth and make it so thick and shiny, it looks like you licked it." 
Oh, MALLORY.

About Benjamin Moore Moroccan Red:
Collection: Classic Colors.
Similar to: Chili Pepper, Ladybug Red, Currant Red, Tucson Red, all by Benjamin Moore.



Suggested complements: Mother Earth, Swans Mill Cream, Clinton Brown, Vanilla Ice Cream.

2 comments:

  1. I love red and especially with a bit of brown in it like that tucson red. Love that kitchen too!

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    1. Hi Shawna! I love red, too, and maybe someday I'll have the cojones to paint a ginormous room in it, in high-gloss. Love, Javi

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