Napoleon is generally regarded as one of the greatest military commanders of all time. He has become a worldwide cultural icon who symbolizes military genius and political power. Napoleon focused on a grand look with elaborate design and bold colors (Empire style) to convey the message of power. No other ruler in the history of the world has been more aware of the capacity of symbolism to propagate power than Napoleon I. Do you think sleeping in his bed would propagate power?

The Power of Color by Lee Stanton