What It Really Means To See Red
COLOUR THEORY: RED WALLPAPER
The Perks and Science Behind Using Red Wallpaper
When we think of red we often think of anger, passion or love. Why? When we see the colour red, our nervous system is actually stimulated, adrenaline is released, our heart rate spikes and we feel warmth. And, that’s not all.
Time perception slows down in red environments, our appetites are increased and seeing red can even alter a person’s sense of smell. Ah… life hack! If cooking is not your forte, simply pop a red wallpapers up in your kitchen to help you fake it ’til you make it! You can thank us later.
Another life hack you can thank us for… red has been proven to increase sexual interest, so why not add some spice to your life by using these red wallpapers in your bedroom… bathroom… dining room…? The possibilities are endless and your secret is safe with us – you get yours!
Other fun facts? Males and females have different preferences when it comes to red: females prefer blue-based reds (like this Pantone) while males prefer yellow-based reds (like this Pantone). Also, know someone who is colour blind? If so, they are unable to distinguish red AND this trait is more common amongst males vs. females.
So, as you can see, like every other colour, red evokes feeling and incites emotion. It affects how we think and how we behave.
To go a little deeper, as a light red hue, pink is known to be the calming colour of love and romance. It is often associated with qualities that are typically thought of as feminine including kindness, nurturance, softness and compassion. It is also known to boost creativity and have a calming effect making any one of these pink wallpapers a welcomed addition to any home.
Interested in learning about the effect other colours have on us all? Browse our blog to read more about the psychology of all colours!