Effect: Red has been shown to increase blood pressure and stimulate
the adrenal glands. The stimulation of the adrenals glands helps
us become strong and increases our stamina. Pink, a lighter shade
of red, helps muscles relax.
Effect: While red has proven to be a color of vitality and ambition
it has been shown to be associated with anger. Sometimes red can
be useful in dispelling negative thoughts, but it can also make
one irritable. Pink has the opposite effect of red. Pink induces
feelings of calm, protection, warmth and nurture. This color can
be used to lessen irritation and aggression as it is connected with
feelings of love. Red is sometimes associated with sexuality, whereas
pink is associated with unselfish love.