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Red! It’s the color that gets our hearts racing! Va va vroom!

Most folks know Red symbolism and meaning is about excitement, passion, and desire.

But when one takes a deeper look into the symbolic meaning of the color Red, what surprises are in store! Only then do visuals of lipstick, nail polish, and Corvettes go right out the window!

The color psychology of Red is pretty definite. Studies show that, when exposed to the color Red, humans will:

  • Think and act more quickly in a situation
  • Show an elevated heart rate
  • Feel more confident
  • Become more aware of their surroundings/Look out for danger

So, why does the color Red evoke such strong emotions?

The theory?

Well, there are any number of theories but the one that seems most common (and logical) is that Red is the color of blood. OK, stay with us on this – it’s actually very heartwarming and not gruesome.

Without blood life does not exist. So, on a subconscious level, the “color Red” very well may be the most important color.

We say things like;

  • “This gets my blood pumping”
  • “That got my heart racing”
  • “My blood is boiling”

These phrases remind us we are alive and ready to “do battle” another day!

The color Red also symbolizes family. So, it’s no wonder that, in test after test, people associate the color Red with feelings of warmth and security.

With so many different shades of Red to choose from, and given its rich symbolic meaning, Red is one of the most popular color choices for our customers – especially during Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

People who love the color Red often have the following personality traits:

  • Adventurous
  • Competitive
  • Creative
  • Physically active
  • Love to be the center of attention

The color Red is always an exciting color to have in your home, office, school, and sacred spaces. At The Simple Stencil, your vinyl wall lettering and wall quotes can be ordered in many different colors! We have a wide variety of hues to choose from.

Because color is a deeply personal choice, we hope you find value in reading all about the psychology and meanings of all your favorite colors!

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