According to the website Sensational Color, red has more personal associations that any other color.
Recognized as a stimulant, red is inherently exciting and the amount of red is directly related to the level of energy perceived. Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element.
How the color red affects us physically
- Increases enthusiasm
- Stimulates energy
- Encourages action and confidence
- Provides a sense of protection from fears and anxiety
When my multimedia journalism class assigned a photography project called Seeing Red, I was nervous to venture around the city looking for interesting red elements. Initially, I thought it would take half of my day searching for striking red elements. However, I was completely wrong. If anything, I couldn’t stop finding red images to photograph. It was almost addicting. I discovered red objects in places I go everyday, but have never taken the time to notice. Here’s what I found.
The former Tin Can Tavern and Grill restaurant in Columbia, Mo.
Chairs at the J Cafe in the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri
Doors from the United Methodist Church in Columbia, Mo
Check out National Geographic’s red photos– Life in Color: Red