Color of the month: red


It’s December and Christmas, associated with the color red. Discover the power, the nature, and the language of red. Find out what red symbolizes and what colors work well with red. The color is combined with much more.

Shades of Red are synonymous with red or represent various shades of the color red, blood red, blush, brick, burgundy, carmine, China red (see vermilion), cinnabar (see vermilion), crimson, fire engine red, flame (see scarlet), Indian red, madder, maroon, rose, rouge, ruby, tomato, Venetian red, vermilion.

Love and War, the Nature and Culture of Red
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. Red is power, hence the red power tie for business people and the red carpet for celebrities and VIPs (very important people).

A stimulant, red is the hottest of the warm colors. Studies show that red can have a physical effect, increasing the rate of respiration and raising blood pressure.

The expression seeing red indicates anger and may stem not only from the stimulus of the color but from the natural flush (redness) of the cheeks, a physical reaction to anger, increased blood pressure, or physical exertion.

Flashing red lights denote danger or emergency. Stop signs and stop lights are red to get the drivers’ attention and alert them to the dangers of the intersection. In some cultures, red denotes purity, joy, and celebration. Red is the color of happiness and prosperity in China and may be used to attract good luck.


Red, raspberry, closeup


My favourite food when traveling: Caprese: tomatoes, mozzarella, basil


Red ubrellas in winter with the Eiffel Tower, Paris, in the back


Foggy, rainy day and a red bench, colorful picture


I do like pictures of cars (see album Simply cars)


Red shoes and autumn


Vespa and picnic


Maroccan view


Beautiful picture


Retro radio in red

I pin! Love photos in general and found Pinterest where I can store pictures no matter what setting. One of my albums are called “Color red”. When pinning there are some small issues about where to store and how to explore the use of Pins. So I created albums based on color themes.

Info: About.com picts: Webstash album color red, original source in album.

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