What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see red?
Then read more and find other viewer’s responses.
Psychologically red is the warmest color. Red colored rooms feel 10 degrees warmer than they measure. It is a symbol of energy, power and vitality. It is highly active, it quickens the pulse, arouses, and motivates. It’s physical and sensual. It evokes intense passions – love and anger. Mythologically it is linked with Mars, the god of war, whose name was later given to the red planet. Red is the most eye-catching color. It is often a sign of danger, used in emergency equipment, warning signs, and hazard alerts. Stop! In recent history it has become associated with revolution, socialism, and leftist tendencies.
Pink is a subtler expression of red working in a more understated way associated with rejuvenation and youth.
sun rising and setting
red alert …
I see red …
painting the town red …
red-blooded male …
in the red …
red letter day …
brick, blood, blush, burgundy, carmine, cinnabar, crimson, fire engine, flame, garnet, madder, rose, rouge, ruby, rust, russet, scarlet, tomato, vermillion
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