Sunday, August 3, 2008

Monday's color is red


Your first challenge is to show me something red. I have four here but you only need to show me one. Leave me a link and your name will be added to the list of potential prize winners. You have until 3 pm Central time on Tuesday.


The following is copied from the website for Color Wheel Pro


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.


4 comments:

jandbsmom said...

Good Morning Detta! I hope this link works.

http://flickr.com/photos/24896040@N06/2432948136/in/set-72157604667956181/

Debbie said...

Hi Detta,
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i197/debmac52/photo%20color%20challenge/DCFC0037-2.jpg

Hope it works ok!

Marilyn said...

Detta, I have a blog post saved as a draft right now, blogger doesn't seem to want to let me upload photos. I will keep trying. My blog is www.melonscraps.blogspot.com I will have them up on there as soon as blogge will let me. Thanks for doing this, I definately need the challenge and practice!

Kay said...

I saw this on Marilyn/melonscraps blog. Hope you don't mind if I play along! I love this sort of thing! I'm going to post in gthe morning. Thanks for doing this! Fun, fun, fun!