Valentine’s Day will soon be here and the color of love is red. We see red everywhere, in fashion, home design and of course, candy!
Personally, I’m known to be disciple of the classic black and white color scheme. My closet looks like newsprint and I’ve slipped black into my home décor anywhere I could get away with it. But the one color I’ve always been drawn to has been a gorgeous, vibrant true red.
A LITTLE HISTORY LESSON
The color red has been around for a long time. In ancient Egypt, red was associated with life, health, and victory. Asian folklore tells of the power of red to ward off demons and dragons. Not sure if the Targaryns know about this….but you rarely see Khaleesi in red.
Khaleesi, Game of Thrones
LOOK AT ME!
Red is not for the shy or faint of heart. But whatever your courage level is, you can use red to your advantage. Wearing red makes you stand up taller, feel more powerful and sexy, and may even have you leaping tall buildings in a single bound (okay, maybe just off the sidewalk…).
INTERIOR DESIGN and HOME DECOR
Red in a great way to add importance and interest to a room in your home. I used red textured wallpaper in my powder room and it’s become a little super star! Update your living room with these delicious red accent pillows and add warmth to your wood floor this softly-colored rosy red rug would add to a wood floor. Both items here are offered at Judith Liegeois Designs.
Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year for 2018 is called CALIENTE– why, because it’s HOT!
Benjamin Moore Caliente
I’m in love with the bold color of red steel in this loft. Architectural firm Zabala Erickson used it to add interest, detail and color to a large space. This immediately impresses everyone who walks in. It takes the industrial look to a whole new level.
My friend Karen Rauch Carter is a Feng Shui expert and National Best-selling Author of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life and Make a Shift, Change Your Life, has this to say about the color red.
“The color red does two things in the feng shui world. It ATTRACTS energy (“Hey! Look at me!”), and it STOPS energy (Hey! You better stop right there, Buddy!”). When using red in feng shui you must add your intentions, so the physical things “know” how you want them to serve you. For example, you might want to paint your front door red or add red flowers in pots near your door to ATTRACT new opportunities your way, or add red in the back window treatment or on the walls that are directly opposite the front door with intentions of STOPPING the energy from slipping out back and forgetting to nurture those inside the home.
So now my friends, get out there and add a little spice to your life!!
We’d love to hear how you’ve used red. Send us a note on our contact page and tell us about the color red in your home.
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