If the main goal of your next design is to get people excited, it could be time to pull out the red. It’s the color of excitement and adrenaline, and studies have shown that people surrounded by the color often find their heart beating faster, and on occasion even feel a little out of breath. Red even stimulates the appetite, a fact that fast food chains like Burger King and McDonald’s use to their advantage.

But for the same reasons red is great for drawing attention and generating excitement, it can be hard to pull of designs that use the color in copious amounts. That said, it can certainly be done. Check out these thirty bold, red web designs to see how designers have tackled the problem before and succeeded.

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30 Bold Red Web Designs

Reveal Reel

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Erskine Design

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Cork’d

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Movies Now

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Tinder

30 Bold Red Web Designs

RMI Move

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Coalmarch Productions

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Restaurant Nuevo Aurich

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Bowtie

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Simon Wiffen

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Raka Creative

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Rotondo Pizzeria

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Dark Crimson

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Coucou

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Logo Heroes

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Dexter

30 Bold Red Web Designs

ArtWorks by Dan Friml

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Stampede Design

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Red Relevant

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Struck Axiom

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Wufoo

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Project 1000

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Redhat

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Truf Creative

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Jon Wallace Design

30 Bold Red Web Designs

WebCentric

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Taami Berry

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Steven Wittens

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Take The Walk

30 Bold Red Web Designs

Do you prefer the sites that have used red as an accent color, or find that those designers who used large slabs of red pulled it off well? We think these designs are all pretty good, but your tolerance for excitement and design sensibilities may put you on one side of the fence or another. Without checking the academic literature, we’d say there’s a good chance that people who are extroverted and boisterous will be attracted to the bolder red sites while people who find themselves prone to anxiety and the like might shy away from those. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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