The Color Red- The Undeniable Power as Loved By Many Talents
the infamous red telephone booths I snapped
from my camera while in London in 2010
The Bold Color Red-
What It Tells Us About Design & Psychology!
Major talents in the fashion and design industries have long-loved red, and these leaders have intuitively understood the power it wields- Vreeland Red was a phrase coined when fashion designer Diana Vreeland showcased her absolute obsession with the hue in her designs as well as in her New York City home.
Diana's home featured in many magazines in NYC during the 1970s
artist Henri Matisse understood the value of the color red, his red studio had many hues covering the showroom from pink to blue and ochre yellow, but after living with that a while he made the bold choice to go with one hue, the color red- a specific Venetian red covering every surface of the studio except for his paintings- red taking on an almost neutral backdrop. Many honored him with "creative courage" for choosing such a bold hue to, and he understood the value of the color. So, that begs the question, what is is about red that raises our eyebrow, makes us go "wow".
my favorite interior designer, (the father of design over the last fifty years), loved red. Albert Hadley created "Hadley red" which we all came to appreciate and love.
Hadley designed socialite Brooke Astor's famous Manhattan library which showcased her husband's rare book collection against with fabric upholstered in n Brunschwig & Fils’ La Portugaise print and with the hue as a lovely foil.
All this love for red leads me to believe in the power of this hue. Simply put, it's a force to be reckoned with- it say's look at me and it's the star of the show. It's a worthy color to incorporate into our interior design whether in small details or in an all out commitment.