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Red is such a bright, meaningful color. It makes you fiery and sometimes stressed and excited, but the color of love and friendship is so much more than that. Below you will find 10 facts about the color red . Get inspired!

1 Wealth

According to feng shui, it is auspicious to paint the front door red as this is said to attract wealth and prosperity.

Red door brings luck

2 Afraid of red

Erythrophobia is a phobia of the color red. People who have this fear try to avoid the color as much as possible and, for example, do not eat red food. I shouldn't think of a life without tomato sauce...

Afraid of red

3 Win

Sports teams that wear red clothing win more often than teams that wear blue clothing or another color. This has to do with the fact that the color red has a subconscious and intimidating effect on the opponent.

Win with red

4 Exam stress

Seeing the color red during an exam reduces performance. This has to do with the fact that we are used to mistakes being marked with a red pen and red being automatically interpreted by the brain during an exam as an error and failure.

Exam stress

5 Buzz buzz

Bees cannot perceive the color red. Flower types that are red are usually pollinated by birds, butterflies and the wind, but not by bees.

Bees and red

6 Lucky color

In China, red symbolizes happiness and cheerfulness. The color is therefore strictly prohibited at Chinese funerals, because it is traditionally such a happy color. For the good luck aspect, a red wedding dress is worn in China instead of white, because this will bring good luck.

Lucky color red

7 Baby look

At birth, a baby only sees black and white. This changes after a few months and red is the first color they can see.

Babies see black and white

8 XX

Women can distinguish more shades of red than men. This is because the gene that allows us to see red is on the X chromosome, of which women have two and men only one.

Shades of red

9 Heartbeat

The color red activates your adrenal glands, increases your blood pressure and your breathing and heart rate. Too much exposure to the color causes stress.

Stress and heart rate with the color red

10 Date

If you have a date soon, it is best to wear a red dress. Women are considered more attractive when they wear a red dress than when they wear a different color dress.

Inspired by red?

Have you been inspired by red? Here you will find very happy, cheerful products with the color... red.

About pink , green , blue and yellow we also have such a nice blog post!

Kaia Natural Watercolor Author - Kara de Rooij
Kara de Rooij has succeeded in making completely natural, vegan paint of professional artist quality. She has managed to convert her love for color and the coast into her own business. She gives us a glimpse into the world of color.

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