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Color Story: Red

By Dwell @dwell
Did you know that red was the first color after black and white to be named? It has been found in cave paintings dating from 15,000 B.C., is the most frequently found color on national flags, and is rife with symbolism (the Red Scare anyone?). It's also happens to be the accent of choice in this gallery of 10 residences that continues our exploration of color in the modern home. Slideshow Photo

The stairwell is the bright core of a minimalist house in Washington. Inexpensive metal railings are set inside and painted the same red to disappear into the stairwell. When residents want privacy (from the outside world or from other family members), sliding curtains, like this one dividing the office from the staircase, create temporary walls between rooms.


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