Mardi Gras often overshadows Valentines Day in South Louisiana, so I do not do much if any Valentines Day decorating. Once the Mardi Gras decorations come down, I have little energy to even think about V day decor.
I do take out my XOXO candle by Xela Aroma in the red currant scent (smells just like Votivo’s Red Currant scent). Red and pink rose petals are scattered around the base of the candle. Instant Valentine.
I thought today would be a great opportunity to share with you how I use the color red in the decor of my home. Red is an accent color that I really love to use throughout my home.
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.
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. It is a color found in many national flags.
Red brings text and images to the foreground. Use it as an accent color to stimulate people to make quick decisions; it is a perfect color for 'Buy Now' or 'Click Here' buttons on Internet banners and websites. In advertising, red is often used to evoke erotic feelings (red lips, red nails, red-light districts, 'Lady in Red', etc). Red is widely used to indicate danger (high voltage signs, traffic lights). This color is also commonly associated with energy, so you can use it when promoting energy drinks, games, cars, items related to sports and high physical activity.
Light red represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love.
Pink signifies romance, love, and friendship. It denotes feminine qualities and passiveness.
Dark red is associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath.
Brown suggests stability and denotes masculine qualities.
Reddish-brown is associated with harvest and fall.
Red is a color that I use often because I like the mood it gives. It is perfect to use in small amounts.
I wish you and yours a very Happy Valentines Day. Much love to you all.
See last year’s Valentines Day post: click HERE
Happy Valentines Day, y’all!