Red, Crimson, Ruby, Claret, Maroon and Burgundy. Why am I noticing red everywhere right now? Perhaps being in Canada for the last couple of weeks has had something to do with it. Sure, the red maple leaf is proudly displayed on buildings and signs but I'm noticing this vibrant colour more and more in homewares and fashion.
Red was one of the first colours used in prehistoric art when ochre was applied to cave walls. Red has been used over the centuries to denote nobility and wealth. Red, an emotionally intense colour is associated with strength, desire, passion and love. No wonder gift stores and florists are awash with red come Valentines Day.
I think I'd like to get a little more creative with red in 2018. A red shoe, a glossy red handbag or a red phone case. Just a splash will do.
Enjoy your creative life, Jules