Healing with Color: Red

Color can infuse the mind to create moods or feelings. If we can only understand color better, we can create rooms that not only look right, but feel right. Healing with Color: Red

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The color of passion and drama. Red is associated with strong emotions such as love.  Red is one of the top two favorite colors of all people. Regardless of how it is used in a design, a little bit of red goes a long way.

Color psychologists have proven that red can increase blood pressure and stimulates the adrenal glands. In color therapy, red is often used to help dispel negative thoughts and release anger.

Red is best used in areas where energy should be high. It is stimulating and invigorating, but the color can also shorten tempers and increase irritability. Using red in  rooms oriented towards relaxation is not recommended. Red can increase hunger, so it could be suitable for a restaurant or dining area. 


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Our prehistoric ancestors saw red as the color of fire. Red was almost as rare and as expensive as purple in ancient days – a fact that may explain its magic and power.

Red captures attention. It is one of the most visible colors, second only to yellow – therefore it’s used on fire engines and stop signs to trigger alertness.

Note: Eight percent of the male population has a red-green color vision deficiency and cannot see red at all

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