Happy Valentine’s day! Whether you celebrate with your beau or besties, or think it’s a cheesy Hallmark holiday, you can’t argue that the colors around this day POP. The one that I particularly fancy: red. Red signals passion, energy and power. Although the symbolic meanings behind colors are interesting, the true fascination lies in our biological reactions to various hues.
For example, psychologists at the University of Rochester found in one study that red clothing increased participants’ attraction to the opposite sex (store that one away for future use). Another study found it to have an impact on the perception of someone’s competitive edge, with opponents wearing red uniforms having higher rates of victory compared to those who wore blue.
Fashion and sports aside, red brings energy and zest to a space. Feng shui recommends to use it to paint your front door to invite prosperity to your home, I say to add dashes where you like for a touch of liveliness. Now, without further ado, here’s the maraschino cherry on top (or rather bottom) of this palette post: