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Miniature red projects for dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas


Red, rouges, rose, rojo, rod, rood, rot, ruber, coch, akai all are red to someone.

What about a redneck, red-hot, red-handed, paint the town red, seeing red, ruby red red carpet?


Check also burgundy and pink


Red is the color of fire, denoting heat or warmth, energy vs stop(sign), denotes anger, hostility, excitement, intensity. It is the colour of blood - Red Cross, Red Crescent. At the same time, it is bright and warm, evoking love, and comfort. Red makes us react with speed and force, making  us breathe faster, our hearts beat faster.


 Red gets noticed, makes the wearer appear heavier (you listening, Santa?) Red is a target. Red is used in a lot of flags. In the US Flag while being a stripe that represents the original colonies, it represents valor and hardiness. Red is energy, intimacy and passion, and sexuality. Red makes you hungry, and is used in restaurants for that reason.


Red is the colour of religion- cardinal red robes, the red robes of royalty..


Contrast a red taffeta petticoat with red flannel drawers.


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Links to miniature projects

Lemon's New Puppy
The red chair
Red Mini Jar

Lovely Christmas Apple

Happy Kitchen #4
Strawberry Tea Party
Natalie's French Goods #3


  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages

The Red House - by Linda in Ohio



  • Blogs concentrating on red or categories/labels about it in blogs



  • Discussion groups, forums (or forum categories) and photo groups dedicated to red.


Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making red projects.



Miniatures for sale

  • Do you have a section for red in your shop? Add a direct link to that item here.



  • Books about miniature red projects (also books with chapters about them)


Instructions for miniatures


Miniature printables



  • Wallpapers that go well with red projects

oriental branch toile red wallpaper


Other Printies

  • Book/magazine covers related to red



  • links to sites showing how to make items related to red


Videos about red miniature projects (rooms)

  •  YouTube videos about miniature projects related to this subject


Research/ Inspiration



  • Red pigment is not as opaque as other pigment so it doesn't cover very well. It does stain well. 
    Too many coats of paint will make the surface gooey. So sand off or otherwise clean off the gooey red Then give the wood one coat of medium or dark grey base coat. Let it dry well. Paint your red over that. The grey will make the red cover better and need only one or two coats of red to look ok.



Ideas about what is needed for these projects



Links to inspiring pages

Love in Red on Pinterest - by Shi W


Ideas for shop names (miniature shops selling red items)

  • La vie en rouge (red life in French)
  • Punaista (meaning red in Finnish while "naista" means woman)
  • Bara röd (only red in Swedish) or Röd rum (red room)
  • (continue the list)


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