|The Hester van Eeghen Klipper Handbag in Red|
Red is an emotionally intense color. It is recognized as a physical stimulant that can enhance your metabolism, increase your heart rate (I know that Klipper bag makes my heart race--love it!) and speed your respiration. Red increases enthusiasm, stimulates energy and encourages action and confidence.*
Red is definitely a power color. It says to the world "I am strong and confident. I am here." And it's an incredible pop of color with a neutral ensemble, including grey, camel, winter white and brown. A red handbag or shoes with neutrals is like wearing an exclamation point!
People tend to associate red with two diametrically opposed concepts: love and aggression. You can see where the positive attributes of stimulation and energy can be overdone and perceived as negative. Used wisely, red is powerful. But since we are fast approaching Valentine's Day, let's celebrate red as a symbol of love and passion!
|A Study in Red: Hester van Eeghen Handbags, Wallets and Briefcases featuring the color Red**|
How do you feel about red? How does red make you feel? Do you reach for it often? Is it your signature color? Or do you prefer not to make such a strong statement? I'd love to hear from you.
*There are many sources for this type of information, but here are two of the best I found: Color Wheel Pro and sensationalcolor.com
**Be sure to zip right to Hester's red bags using the very cool color navigation bar on www.HVEUS.com!