Seeing Red

The color red is the color of energy, passion and action.

The color red can stimulate the appetite and food cravings, often being used in restaurants for this purpose.*

All over the world I kept seeing the same red and white heart logo, but the name would change depending on where we were. So I started collecting photos…

Let’s take a quiz just for fun. Match which country goes with each brand name (some brands are used in more than one country.)

The choices are Romania, Thailand, Ecuador, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Spain, Colombia, Portugal, UK, and Hungary. (Answers below.)





#5 is Pingüino brand.


At its most positive level, the color red creates life with its energy. At its negative level it expresses anger and aggression.* 

Angry Bird at Central Festival Mall in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

A red-illuminated water fountain in Timisoara, Romania.

Red touring car in Prague. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action.* Although it did not motivate us to hire this car!


One of the iconic red telephone booths of the U.K. This one is in Edinburgh, Scotland.


An Edinburgh Joke Shop that may have inspired Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.


Ecuadorian beauties in Otovalo. The color red can help boost one’s confidence.*

South American beauties of different kind.

A red bathroom in Lisbon, Portugal had us seeing nothing but red!

Coca-cola advertisement in Lisbon, Portugal.

Being surrounded by too much of the color red can cause us to become irritated, agitated and ultimately angry. Too little and we become cautious, manipulative and fearful.*

Looking down on the red terra cotta rooftops of Kotor, Montenegro.

What could be behind this dark red Moroccan door?

Thank you, dear readers, for being on the receiving end of this newsletter each week. I’ve appreciated hearing how many of you have been quietly reading and following along. Thank you for your kind comments and support! I plan to keep posting because I am still traveling – presently in the Pacific Northwest – and planning travel as well!

Whether you are an armchair traveler, a wannabe traveler, or a travel addict like me — Happy Travels until next time, when I – Meet You in the Morning!

Red candles in front of the Paris consulate in Split, Croatia to memorialize the victims of the Paris terrorist bombings.

*According to the Psycology of Color (

(Quiz Answers:  #1 Romania and Hungary; #2 Portugal, #3 UK, #4 Thailand and Bosnia, #5 Ecuador and Colombia, #6 Spain) 

2 responses to “Seeing Red

  1. Very nice post. I like red, too! I didn’t get all the answers right. I’m sure I’ve seen the same ice cream sign here in Greece. I’ll try to take a photo…..


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