The Emotive Colour of Red & Colour Coded Cleaning Supplies

How we perceive colour is an important part of our make-up as a human being. We learn from a young age what different colours symbolise and can naturally and instinctively tell what danger, or nice things, lay ahead.

The Emotive Power of Red

The colour red is one of the most emotive colours. It represents passion, love, positivity and leadership. The passionate and romantic side of the colour red allows us to feel invigorated and that anything is possible.

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When undertaking any cleaning task there are risks of cross contamination. Wray Bros delivers cleaning products that have this in mind. Washroom floors and sanitary fittings can be cleaned with red cleaning equipment When undertaking any cleaning task there are risks of cross contamination. Wray Bros delivers cleaning products that have this in mind. Washroom floors and sanitary fittings can be cleaned with red cleaning equipment

Although red does symbolise all of these positive emotions, it can also mean danger and a warning to be on your guard. This links to its power as an energising colour, giving us the emotional trigger to be strong, and to take decisive action.

Just think of the traffic lights - a simple and easy device which tell you instantly what to do. Red signifies danger and that you have to stop. Green means go, or from a crossing, that it is safe for you to follow the green man and cross the road. In terms of cleaning equipment, red fits in with this. It is used to signify equipment only to be used on washroom floors or sanitary fittings, places that it could be easy to cross-contaminate from if you used the same equipment in a different location.

Stay Safe and Look out for Colour Coded Janitorial Supplies

When undertaking any cleaning task there are risks of cross contamination. Wray Bros delivers cleaning products that have this in mind, with colour coding on equipment and cleaning chemicals letting you know clearly which type of cleaning each should be used for. It's quite simple to follow and allows you to keep within a safe system of training and cleaning with no cross contamination.
  • Blue: Blue cleaning equipment can be used for any general, low risk areas.
  • Green: Green cleaning equipment is suitable for food and bar use.
  • Red: Washroom floors and sanitary fittings can be cleaned with red equipment.
  • Yellow:Suitable for cleaning washroom surfaces and sinks.

Sample of Red Colour Coded Cleaning products

  • Red mop heads: Exel Revolution Mop, Exel PY Mop and Exel Big White Mops. See the wholesale mop heads range
  • Red wipes: Jangro Bio Wipes, Jangro All Purpose Wipes and Jangro Lightweight Wipes. See the Jangro Cleaning Wipes range
  • Red hygiene brushes: Hand scrubbing brushes and Catering sweeping broom. See the colour coded brushes range
  • Red label cleaning supplies: Jangro Perfumed Toilet Cleaner and Jangro Germicidal Washroom Cleaner. See the full wholesale washroom cleaning chemicals range
  • Wray Bros also supplies disposable colour rubber gloves, colour coded dish cloths, buckets as well as a handy colour coded wallcharts.


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Keep the colour warnings in mind when cleaning. It's a great way to train cleaning staff and to stay safe. Cross contamination is a problem that many cleaning organisations face and with a simple system of colour coding you can soon eradicate those problems. Please contact Wray Bros if we can help you further with either advice or training on colour coding.

Never forget the emotional power of colour to provide you with the instinct to keep things clean and uncontaminated.

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