Why is red our colour of the month?
With the 30th Summer Olympics starting in July, all eyes will be on London. Red is such an iconic colour in Britain – think Royal Guards, telephone booths, double-decker buses, mailboxes, the underground symbol and, of course, the Union Jack.
What’s on-trend about red?
Red has been included in nearly every trend forecast for 2012. It’s a colour of beauty, energy and life, and it’s featured in the British and American flags at a time when flag fashion is on the rise. Red has also been featured in many collections at the recent fashion weeks and it’s been a favourite of many celebs on the red carpet.
Are you a red person?
A red personality is…
Which red is right for you?
Red comes in many forms, and it’s important to choose the right shade. As a general rule, orange tones of red are perceived as more fiery and fun-loving, while the bluer shades are more elegant and powerful.
Plascon’s 2012 forecast reds…
Is red right for your room?
If you want to give a room a bit of energy, then red is the colour to use. It creates an inviting, uplifting, action-oriented atmosphere, stimulating the senses and representing strength, joy and love. It’s energetic qualities make it a particularly great colour to use in kitchens, dining rooms, hallways and entrances, but it also works well as a feature wall in any room that needs a lift. In Chinese culture, it’s the colour of luck and happiness and is often used on the front door.
Which colours make it work better?
Tips on using it in your space…