Red is lively, passionate, vital, ambitious and romantic. It exudes charm and confidence, while stimulating the brain and appetite. Red paint works well in any room, but it’s an especially fantastic choice for kitchens and dining rooms. Red paint advances, meaning it makes a space feel more intimate. It is a dramatic color that leaps out at you, making it a great accent to focus attention on a particular element, such as a wall featuring a fireplace or an ornate headboard.