Red, how it affects us and how to use red in Feng Shui

Red, how it affects us and how to use red in Feng Shui

Red is the warmest and most dynamic of colors. It evokes strong emotions, and is often associated with love, passion, warmth, and comfort, as well as anger and danger. A bright color that creates feelings of excitement or intensity

Being the longest wavelength, red is a powerful color, Although not technically the most visible. It can increase a person’s heart rate and make them energized. Red grabs our attention first since it has the property of appearing nearer than it actually is. Therefore, it is used in traffic and brake lights. Pure red is the simplest color, with no subtlety.

Red effects:

Positive: warmth, energy, strength, physical courage, excitement, basic survival, stimulation, masculinity.

Negative: aggression, defiance, visual impact, strain.

Red is considered the most powerful Yang color in Feng Shui. It is the color of the blood that flows through your vessels, nourishing your heart and soul. It’s the color of fire and warmth. Red symbolizes your most passionate emotions; Love, enthusiasm and expansiveness.

It’s best to use a light touch to improve your Feng Shui with the color red. You might start by placing a few red accessories rather than a huge red furniture, or paint one room wall red, rather than the whole room. Every space needs at least a bit of fire for good Feng Shui.

Here are some tips to when you should use red:

- Express yourself more clearly and bring greater visibility to yourself and your accomplishments.

- Bring a sense of joy, laughter and warmth to your space and your life.

- Activate romance and passion, especially in your bedroom.

- Wake a sleepy environment up with sparks of red.

- Revive a relationship that’s gone cold.

And it’s good to know when to avoid red:

- You or someone in your family suffers from heat-related health challenges related to the heart or the bloodstream.

- Your emotional life is overheated. Bickering, arguments and conflict call for cooler colors.

- Someone in your household is having trouble focusing, or demonstrates addictive behavior.

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