Feeling a little tired? Let red wake you up

When you need a boost of energy, surround yourself with shades of red.

Have you ever wondered why you often feel more energetic in the presence of red? The basic theory of colour tells us that red is an active colour, which means it appears to come forward. This can trick the mind into thinking the room is smaller and cosier than it is, which actually helps increase people’s energy and heart rate. One possible reason for this connection is that red in your skin means that blood in the body is flowing. That makes the colour red a sign of good health.

So, if you want to feel healthy and get moving, why not try painting the north-facing rooms and other exciting places in your home a warm red? It just might get your energy flowing again.