Sunday, February 13, 2011

For the Love of All Things Red


Red is a bright, warm color that brings out strong feelings in us.
Red can create excitement and intensity of emotion.
It says love, warmth, and comfort.

                                     


These words are synonymous with red or represent various shades of the color red: 
blood red, blush, brick, burgundy, carmine, China red, cinnabar , crimson, fire engine red, flame, Indian red, madder, maroon, rose, rouge, ruby, russet, rust, scarlet, tomato, Venetian red, and vermillion. Wow! We have lots of choices in this color.


                                                   
Consider the ways we use the word red in language...redneck...red hot passion...painting the town red...seeing red...red carpet treatment...taking the red eye...in the red...or red flag. 



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Red is hot.
It's a strong color that conjures up a range of seemingly conflicting emotions
from passionate love to violence and warfare.


Red is Cupid and the Devil.


via Gumps


The use of red in decorating increases hunger and encourages conversation. 
It asks you to come in and stay awhile.





Red has guts .... deep, strong, dramatic. A geranium red.
A Goya red ... to be used like gold for furnishing a house ...
for clothes, it is strong, like black or white.
- Valentino

Use the color red to grab attention and to get people to take action



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Use red when you don't want to sink into the background.


Pottery Barn


Use red to suggest speed combined with confidence and perhaps even a dash of danger.



Use red to say  "I love you...with all my heart."



Happy Valentine Day to all of you!



I wish you love.

Thank you to The Graphics Fairy for the vintage valentine images. 

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