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A world full of Red

8 Apr
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.

A stimulant, red is the hottest of the warm colours. 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.

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

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 is often the color worn by brides in the East while it is the color of mourning in South Africa. In Russia the Bolsheviks used a red flag when they overthrew the Tsar, thus red became associated with communism. Many national flags use red. The red Ruby is the traditional fortieth wedding anniversary gift.

Information from http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/colorselection

Red Car

Red Spices

Red Bouquet

Sweety jewellery

John Maitland-Young Ballerina on Red

Red palette

Red Cupcakes

Red phone boxes

Red Queen

Green is my favourite colour!

8 Apr

Green Green Green…

Green is life. Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment. On the flip side, green is jealousy or envy (green-eyed monster) and inexperience.

Green is a restful color with some of the same calming attributes of blue. Like blue, time moves faster in a green room.

Green is the national color of Ireland and is strongly associated with that country.  Because of all the green in nature the color is reminiscent of Spring. Coupled with red it’s a Christmas color.

Here are a few images showcasing my favourite colour.

Information from http://desktoppub.about.com/cs/colorselection

Keira in a green dress

Branch of gems

Green Bottles

Green Forest

Green Frog

The Green Eye

Rows of Green

Green Rows

Green Butterflies

Green Forest

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