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A Touch of Red for Valentine's Day

January 28, 2013

On Valentine’s Day, we joyfully embrace the bold and beautiful color, red. According to feng shui practitioners, red brings powerful fire energy into the environment, fueling feelings of passion, luxury, love and romance.

In the kitchen and dining room, red is an eye-catching color that stimulates the appetite and other senses. As visual beings, we often eat first with our eyes. No wonder red-hued foods are so appealing. Think about how many of your favorite foods are red. My list is too long to share. Suffice to say it begins with fruits and vegetables like apples, berries, peppers, tomatoes and beets, rounds out with proteins like rare steak and pastrami, and ends with salsa, sriracha and red velvet cake. 

Manufacturers also understand the power of red. KitchenAid stand mixers in empire red and candy apple red join Le Creuset’s cherry cookware on bestseller lists.

If your kitchen décor is awash in classic white, black and chrome, feng shui experts suggest adding red accents for impact and interest. Set a candy apple red KitchenAid stand mixer on your counter for a striking look or invite red accessories like a teakettle, pepper mill, spatula or towel set into your kitchen.  

If you’re looking for a different Valentine’s Day gift for a sweetheart who loves to cook, consider something red for the kitchen. Here are some of our favorites. (For these and other red products, visit CHEFScatalog.com)

CHEFS Catalog Red Products | CHEFS Mix

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