Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Be Inspired No. 51 - Just Like a Red Shoe

The color red is a bright, warm color the evokes strong emotion.  Red is associated with love, passion, and comfort.  Red demands a fine balance.  Being surrounded by too much of the color red can cause us to become irritated, agitated and ultimately angry.  Too little and we become cautious, manipulative and fearful.

My rule on the color red is use a little like red lips and red shoes or use a lot like a red dress with those red lips, but hold the red shoes.  No matter your comfort level with the color red, I love how even a little can create such drama and happiness in a room!

Red Fun Fact #1:  In China red is associated with good luck and fortune.

Red Fun Fact #2:  Red amulets were worn in many cultures to prolong life.

Red Fun Fact #3: In Singapore the color red traditionally symbolizes joy.

 Red Fun Fact #4:  Red is the first color you lose sight of at twilight.

Red Fun Fact #5:  Feng Shui recommends painting the front door of a home red bringing prosperity to its residents.

Image Sources:  Boston Magazine, Country Living, Decor Pad, Elle Decor, Kelly Proxmire, Lennoxx, Sumner Design Studio, Directors Cut House, Veranda

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