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Colour Moods – A Bite Of The Cherry – Red

Red is the colour of fire and blood, as such it is often associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire and love.

Red is a very emotionally intense colour. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. It has very high visibility, which is why traffic lights signs, stop-lights, and fire equipment are usually painted red.

Red brings text and images to the foreground. Use it as an accent colour to stimulate people to make quick decisions it is a perfect colour for use in home offices. This colour is also commonly associated with energy, so you can use it when promoting items related to sports and high physical activity in home fitness rooms. The link with this, (particularly the shades of red which verge on brown) suggest stability and denotes masculine qualities, add an accent of red for a touch of romance makes red a great choice for bachelor pads!

Lipstick reds denotes sensuality, representing joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity and love making it ideal for use in bedrooms! If you prefer not to make such a statement in the bedroom pales shades including pink signifies romance, love, and friendship. Whether you choose plain or patterned bedding sets with red tones they will automatically bring a rich warmth to the room. Unless you what to create a very dramatic look simply use red as the accent colour.

With the different shades available red compliments many other colours, not only black or white which seems to be the norm. Opt for green, blue or brighter colours such as lime green or this year’s colour turquoise to bring vitality and strength to a room.

It is also believed that red stimulates appetite and is often used in kitchens and dining rooms. Think along the lines of strawberries, tomatoes, cranberries, cherries and you can see how it conjures up wonderful thoughts of food! Cheap Venetian blinds in cherry red offer a cheerful look which can be teamed with paler colours to create a visually stimulating kitchen or dining room.

Red is a hot colour, so if you have a cold north facing room, red ready made curtains UK are a good choice to make the room feel warmer without having to turn the heating up!

Be bold and use red to inject some passion and vitality into your home, however you should use red with caution as it can be very overpowering and signify bloodshed and danger which is not the sort of ambience you want to achieve, even though you think your home resembles a war zone!

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