Red, the most emotive of colours. Everyone knows what red stands for, it's danger, passion, anger and fire. It's in the flags of countless countries, representing blood spilled in ancient wars. And yet it's also the colour of love and passion.
Visually it's the colour that jumps out at us most, because of its longest wavelength and its position at the end of the spectrum. It is the colour that raises the pulse and energises us most. It's considered lucky in China and pure in India. The red front door and the red dress speak volumes about their owners. Look at me. Look.
Thinking about red, and writing this post, has made me wonder whether I need a little red in my life. I can't think of any in fact. It's a colour I've avoided without even realising it. But a little something that wakes my subconscious, speeds up my metabolism, energises my thought process, it might be just what I need. I've been wondering where it should come from. It's not an easy colour to live with, or to drop into the middle of a room. Maybe a picture, maybe a scarf. A few squares of a quilt or a beaded bracelet. Just a taste to nudge my brain in the right direction.
Tell me, is there red in your life? Do you find it energising and inspiring? I'd love to know.
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What is The Colour Collaborative?
All creative bloggers make stuff, gather stuff, shape stuff, and share stuff. Mostly they work on their own, but what happens when a group of them work together? Is a creative collaboration greater than the sum of its parts? We think so and we hope you will too. We'll each be offering our own monthly take on a colour related theme, and hoping that in combination our ideas will encourage us, and perhaps you, to think about colour in new ways.