Colors have different meanings in different cultures and they’re even known to change over time but right now in the U.S., researchers have found this to be true about RED:
- Red is an intense, extreme color known to affect all who see it.
- Men and women are seen as more attractive when wearing red.
- Red is the color of confidence but too much can be interpreted as aggressive.
- In clothing, decor, wildlife and more, red always gets attention.
The best way to reap the benefits of red without inviting negative reactions is to take your red in small doses. Just a hint will make you that much more appealing, add visual interest and jump-start any outfit. Check out these ruby red accent pieces:
Zoya Nail Polish in Tamsen, $9 at zoya.com. I love this for fingers and toes. Orange undertones make it a Spring/Summer staple.
Eugenia Kim Chiara Headband, $90 at shopbop.com. The ombre shading and center-knot take this to another level.
Gahara Links Transfixion Necklace, $58 at anthropologie.com. Go global with this Rwandan made, hand-beaded pendant necklace.
Super Ciccio Eyeglasses, $169 at madewell.com. Oversized, retro frames in a “notice-me” color.
Cole Haan Jen & Oil Mary Jane Suede Platform Sandal, $125 at lastcall.com. Because red, grown-up Mary Janes are hot!