How to use red accents: don’t shy away from barn red.
“Shying Away.” This knot seems to be trying to hide in the crack between the wood planks. Oh, how there are days I feel the same way. Just let me sneak away from the chaos of the world. I love the detail and texture in this barn red: a subdued red with earthy tones. Learn how to use red accent wall art for a perfect touch of energy in your decorating.
“The whole world is, to me, very much “alive” — all the little growing things, even the rocks. I can’t look at a swell bit of grass or earth, for instance, without feeling the essential life — the things going on –within them. The same goes for a mountain, or a bit of the ocean, or a magnificent piece of old wood.”–Ansel Adams
What’s so special about old barn wood, you say?
So why don’t they repaint the barn?
The intrigue and beauty of vintage wood.
During the 1880s, the saying, “paint the town red,” had little to do with color.
But a lot to do with a riotous time.
And guess what? Red is trending now.
Doesn’t that make you wonder what that means?
Red is a bold color that can bring energy and excitement to any room.
Add a touch of optimism to your world with this red barn aesthetic.
Let’s add some excitement to your space with “Shying Away.”
But how much red is enough, and how much red is too much?
What other colors partner well with “Shying Away?”
Get creative when choosing to accent a wall with red.
Curious if a red barn aesthetic fits your room?
Like art that is imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete like barn wood?
Don't be shy!
Ann Newman is an abstract photographer, writer, and creator of Annstracts. As a former, professionally-trained salesperson, Ann understands that people want to solve problems or accelerate growth for a better future. Exploring the symbolism in abstract photos, she lets them tell stories that offer hope. You might find Ann near her home in Phoenix, bent down looking at the tiniest details of a bug, patting any nearby dog, or looking up at a tree to figure out what bird she just heard.