Red Coral Earrings at SpiralFountainJewellery
It's quite amazing just how 'red' the shops go in the build up to Valentines Day. Red hearts & flowers abound everywhere. It is a sumptuous eye catching colour & there are plenty of facts & myths about 'red.'
Painting by http://www.vitraiser.com/
The Red stripes of the US flag apparently stand for courage
Welcome plaque byHandcraftedbyPicto
Bulls are colour blind so they can't get angry at the site of red!
In China Red is lucky and so the colour of choice for brides, & also associated with summer, fire & the South.
Bag by Handmade by Edwina
Japanese folk belief is that red is the colour for repelling demons & disease.
Shoes by Tasha's Handmade
The red planet is Mars - it is abundant in iron oxide.
Red jasper keyring of NOfkantsCurios
Our blood runs red because of oxygenated haemaglobin.
Card from DeesDesigns
In Sweden the Falun red ( a pigment from Falun mine) was reserved for the rich & priveleged.
Notebook by Fiona T
In India a red mark on the forehead is for good luck.
Neolithic hunters placed red ochre in the graves of the deceased.
Cushion byThe Quilted Teacup
Red bed clothes were used in Germany up to the middle ages to protect against 'RED ILLNESSES' such as rashes.
Red spotty bag byJuniperSpools
Roman brides wore a fiery red veil, the flammeum, which stood for love & fertility.
Bracelet by PuttingontheCharms
Israelites painted the doorframes with red blood to scare demons.
Mirror by JoSara
In nature a warning sign, the opposite of being camouflaged. Red beware!
In ancient Egypt the colour red was of the destructive god Seth. The Egyptian charm states ''Oh, Isis deliver me from the hands of all bad, evil, red things.
Bag by KatesCurios
Effects of the colour red - stimulates energy & confidence.
Cushions from AudreysCat
The first Chakra base of the spine - allows you to be grounded & improve trust.
Necklace by CreativeTreasures
The red gemstones - ruby, garnet, red jasper, red fire opal, rubellite, spinel & haematite the blood stone.
Bracelet by Bonny Lass
Flushed red lips & cheeks a sign of arousal, so red lipstick & rouge employed for thousands of years to allure.
Make up bag by BoobooBags
Why are fire engines red? Well they need to stand out from the crowd!
Eric the Red is the Norwegian viking believed to have colonised Greenland.
T shirt by Streets of Beige
Edible red - apples, tomatoes, peppers, cranberries, strawberries, cherries & redcurrants - source of some of our healthiest foods.
Waterclour byOak Apple & Rose
Flowers attract bees with vibrant red
Jewellery by novembergarden
Corsage by Paula's Creations
Psychological associations of red - vibrant, sexy, powerful, aggressive, confident, exciting.
The longest wavelength of light is red & sits there at the top of the rainbow.
Silk scarf from BlueBoxStudio
Red letter days originate from the medieval calendars where feast days, holy days were shown in red. On red letter days, judges of the English High Court wear their scarlet robes at court.
So how many of us will head out today proudly wearing 'red'?
Nature got it right when she realised this was definitely a LOOK AT ME COLOUR!