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It’s no wonder many countries use the color red in their flag – it gets attention! However, that attention can be just as negative as it can be positive. Let’s take a look…
Good Red:
  • Red letter day – important or significant occasion
    Red carpet treatment – make someone feel special, treat them as if they are a celebrity
    Roll out the red carpet – same as above
    Red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning; red sky at night, sailor’s delight – pay attention to good and bad warning signs
  • Paint the town red – celebrate, go out partying

Bad Red:

  • Seeing red – to be angry
    Red herring – something that deceives or distracts attention from the truth
    In the red – being overdrawn at the bank or losing money
    Red flag – denotes danger, warning, or an impending battle 

Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.

O.Henry House sofa

Red is a very emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. It has very high visibility, which is why stop signs, stoplights, and fire equipment are usually painted red. In heraldry, red is used to indicate courage. 

In feng shui color decorating Red always signifies richness and luxury. If used too much, though, it can bring restlessness, burst of anger and over stimulation. Better use it with caution, always easier to bring Red with details and accessories, rather than with furnishings or wall color. 

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