Colour Red

Colour Influence is the first in a series where we look at colour in our life. Next we took a basic look at chakras.

Over the next few posts we’ll look at the 7 chakra colours as well as white and black. Each chakra colour has influence on a physical, emotional and mental level. We’ll also see how the colour is reflected in our clothes and décor. Starting at the Base Chakra with Colour RED

Today we’re looking at the colour RED      The colour Red calls us into action!

The Base chakra is situated at the base of the spine, and radiates RED as its dominant colour. It holds our instinct for survival. It keeps us grounded.

  • Physically –  This chakra is responsible for our flow of life energy. It displays our physical strength and vitality. A healthy radiating RED chakra would show you as being energetic and full of life.
  • Emotionally – This chakra controls how we express our feelings through the colour RED. Positive feelings  are expressed  through warmth and friendship. Negative feelings show as anger and aggression.
  • Mentally – Red reflects positively as a strong will, negatively as being pushy.
The colour Red calls us into action!

Visualization and Meditation with RED

Use the colour red in meditation visualisation techniques where you let red wash over and around you. This can energise and revitalise you.

Psychological Effects of the colour RED in Clothes

Wear the colour Red to attract attention Red makes you feel more energetic, outgoing and ready to move forward. It gives you self projection, so you feel assertive and outgoing.

Wear Red to attract attention

The colour RED in Décor

Red is a colour suited to areas where there is activity. Kitchens, playrooms, dining rooms, dance studios, discos and community halls. It is a dramatic colour and should be used sparingly for the best effect.

Bright hues can produce an unsettled tense effect. Too dark and it can create an unpleasant heavy atmosphere.

Red is rarely used for wall colours. Use red for trim colours.  Accent a room with red in cushions, table linen, pictures, vases etc to create a lively room.

Red contracts space, promotes excitement and boldness

Conclusion – the colour RED helps us feel vibrant and energized, ready for action. Add a little in clothing or décor to create zing!

Join me next time we have a look at Orange

So tell me – How does red feel? Do you wear bits of red, or like to have something with red in your office. Are you already being energised with red?

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Colour Red — 6 Comments

  1. Loved this post. I was meant to see it today, as I am wearing a red turtle neck. (Which is a wardrobe breakout from my usual black.) 🙂 I also have red cushions for the punch of color on my couches. I am reminded how much I love red as I read this post. Thank you for this post. It is really informational and I am looking forward to reading more in this series.