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Region 16 Block of the Month 2021 week 37

Region 16 Block of the Month (or week) 2021

Colour

Colours are all around us and influence our lives in both obvious and more subtle ways.

Red is supposed to generate excitement, energy and passion and is used to draw our attention, create caution and stimulate the brain. Consider all the reds seen in everyday life. The red traffic light meaning stop, the traffic signs giving an order (mostly circles) or a warning (mostly triangles).

Red is just one name for this colour which is at one end of the light spectrum. Other names include scarlet, crimson, carmine, raspberry, maroon and pink. How many other names can you think of?