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    Dark colours on the ceilings can be very difficult to work with.
    That deep red really sucks up the light so it would make for a very dark room most of the time.
    I would personally advise against dark ceilings in main living rooms, particularly if you use an overhead fixture as your main source of light. A dark ceiling will absorb the light instead of bouncing it back down into the room and although you can use lamos to create a lot of light that can really alter how your paint colour reads.
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    That's true, I never painted my celings blood red. I did paint them navy once, but I had white crown moulding and light grey walls. Plus this was also australia.

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    That scheme sounds really nice ducky.
    I think if you have high enough ceilings you can get away with painting them a colour.
    Red can react very strangely to light though, more so than most other colours.
    It would be a shame to spend time selecting the perfect shade of red then have it look completely different due to the lighting.
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    It was pretty nice. We had these strange carpets that were like, a tan-grey colour or something. I dont know, but they were uuuugly.

    You're right, red is really tricky. Something else they did in Australia was a $2 tester sample. It was just a small can of the paint you think you want, like a 1/2 pint, probably not even. You could take it home and try it to see if it dries the colour you want and if it looks good there, etc.

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    They do those sample pots in Britain too.,
    They should do them over here.
    People don't want to bung out for quart after quart of paint searching for a colour they like.

    You can borrow a spray can of the colour you like from my local "Pittsburgh Paint" dealer, but that's only for their stock colours. If you want a custom colour made up you have to buy at least a quart.
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    It sucks, doesn't it? Stupid fools. There's probably a lot of money in it too.

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    It really annoys me.
    It makes decorating so expensive.
    Most people don't want to shell out for an odd quart when they might also have rollers, brushes etc. to buy, so they risk it and just buy the full gallon of whatever colour they want.
    I know in the long run it would work out cheaper to buy the quart first.
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    Exactly. Ah well.

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