Grab Attention with a Dash of Red

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Interior Design

A Dash Of Red

Red is a stimulant and the richest and hottest of the warm colours. It represents power and importance, hence the red power tie for business people and the red carpet for celebrities and very important people. In many cultures, red also denotes purity, joy and celebration. Red is the colour of luck, happiness and prosperity in China and may be used to attract good luck. It is often the colour worn by brides in the East. In the West, red is the symbolic colour of love, romance, courage and passion.

Red signifies luxury and wealth

In feng shui

Red will bring the desired energy into your abode for it carries the energy of the fire element, which has been a symbol of both constructive and destructive energy. A balanced feng shui fire element in your home will bring joy, excitement and strong sexual desire, according to feng shui expert Rodika Tchi. Red should be used in moderation in children’s rooms.

In interior decoration

Red always signifies richness and luxury. I would usually inject red punches as part of my accessorising to grab attention. This is especially good when you want to bring things into focus and not let things blend into the background. It is important to note that a strong colour like red should be used sparingly since small doses can often be more effective than large amounts. If overused, it can bring about restlessness and overstimulation. I propose using red with caution. It is always easier to bring red into your décor as part of your accessories, rather than with wall colour. Injecting red into furnishings and wall colour has to be done delicately and usually with a mixture of other colours.

It is safer to inject red in your décor through accessories, than as a wall colour

Use red to draw attention to certain parts of the room

A strong colour like red should be used sparingly, as a large dosage can cause restlessness


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