Using Colour to Create Mood - Red
“If I could tell you about red
I would sing to you of fire
sweet like cherries
burning like cinnamon
smelling like a rose in the sun.”
—Dixie Dawn Miller Goode
The strongest of all colours, red evokes intense emotions, raises blood pressure and heart rate and is generally stimulating.
red encourages appetite, so is good for kitchens and dining areas. It’s way too energetic for relaxing rooms such as bedrooms or quiet living areas.
Home Decor Styles —
richer tones are used in Traditional, bright tones in Contemporary and Boho.
brighter or muted tones for Wanderlust or Creative.
Sanctuary Tips —
not the ideal colour for a sanctuary space unless it is used in small amounts or in deeper, muted tones.
This is an excerpt from my free 58 page full colour guide Using Colour to Create Mood.