Recently, an impressive young lady told me that when she’s down she puts on red lipstick and it makes her feel better.
Red is such an exciting color! It explodes with energy, with life and passion. Red stimulates creativity and courage, while it can also have a very comforting, warming, and “hugging” effect. Looking at something red – preferably a hue somewhere between true red and scarlet – definitely stirs something inside of me, activates senses and energy.
“A new branch of science called “colour psychology” has found that red can have a profound influence on our mood, perceptions and actions. Wearing red can even change your physiology and balance of hormones and alter your performance in a football match. So what is it about the shades of ruby, crimson, and scarlet that makes them so potent?”
Read more: How the color red warps the mind.