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About the Color Red

Updated on September 1, 2013

When you think of color, red is often what springs to mind. Red can represent power and love, but it can also mean forbidden and blood. Red can attract or repel or elevate or enrage.

Red is one of the oldest color names, it is the first to be seen in a rainbow and has the greatest emotional impact of all.

Red's positive connotations include: love - ( red roses and red hearts), luck - passion ( red-blooded)sexiness - ( red lipstick, red sports cars) festivity - (Christmas, Santa' Claus).

However Red also have negative connotations like war, revolution and anarchy ( red flag), danger (traffic lights, stop signs and fire)

The Red Character

The Red Character is full of the spirit of physical life, the will to live.

Red personalities are filled with adrenaline, determination, fire and drive. Possessed of tireless energy, they embody courage, liberation, tenacity, passion and excitement.

The red character has a burning desire to get somewhere, but tends to act without thinking -- it will get its own way, come what may. Quickening and exciting, yet practical. They make a decision and gets on with it - no hanging about it acceptable.

Red people are at best fine leaders of men, reformers and fighters, builders of great things from very little.

They are explorers and pioneers with the energy of the life-force at their command.

Red is the nearest visible light to infrared.  it is a fiery force: the spirit of physical life, full of power and drive.  it signifies courage and liberation, passion and excitement.  Too much red burns but at the right level it supports life.
Red is the nearest visible light to infrared. it is a fiery force: the spirit of physical life, full of power and drive. it signifies courage and liberation, passion and excitement. Too much red burns but at the right level it supports life. | Source

RED is the color of energy.

When you wear red you will feel confident and in control. The red family has many variations from raspberry to tomato, so getting the undertone right is crucial.

Wearing red will bring excitement into your day. It is the color of stimulation, showing a sense of exhilaration but also suggesting a demanding character. It is a great color to wear at the end of the week when your energy level might be flagging. Do not, however wear red when trying to calm children at bedtime.


Quotes About RED

  • Red is the ultimate cure for sadness. - Bill Blass
  • When in doubt wear red. - Bill Blass
  • Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid. - Jules Feiffer
  • Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick. - Gwyneth Paltrow
  • I painted one dining room red and I must say, the conversation became very heated in that room. - Amanda Pays
  • Red brought out more of my personality. -Bob Edwards
  • Painters use red like spice. - Derek Jarman
  • I am a Red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place. -Sitting Bull

Cherry Red - Bee Gees

Red in Song Titles

  • The Woman In Red - by Stevie Wonder

  • Lady In Red -by Chris De Burgh

  • Cherry Red - by Bee Gees
  • Little Red Corvette - by Prince

  • Red House - by imi Hendrix
  • Red Red Wine - UB40

  • Red Roses for a blue lady- by Vic Dana
  • Ballad Of The Boy In The Red Shoes - by Elton John

  • Red Headed Woman by Bruce Springsteen

  • Red Mosquito - by Pearl Jam

  • Red Hill Mining Town - by U2



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    • Gypsy Willow profile image

      Gypsy Willow 

      8 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      I love Red it is a positive color and always brings out a reaction. "Lady in Red " is one of my favorite songs too. Enjoyed reading your hub.

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      red warrior 

      8 years ago

      very nice description but there is no correct information about the color red which i thought to use in my project

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      9 years ago

      i like red color too.i am happy because the above quotes which i was read in this page made me a great pleasure

    • Ryan Clinton profile image

      Ryan Clinton 

      9 years ago from

      I have read the work of artists throughout history and how they connect specific meaning to a color. It is my opinion that it is primarily environmental and biological or related to how we interact with our world and that the emotion or symbolism is a product of that. Example: red is the color of fire,blood and the primary color of our genitles when flush and excited hence the concepts of violence, excitement, danger and love. It is association.

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      10 years ago

      This is awesome!!!!

    • MM Del Rosario profile imageAUTHOR

      MM Del Rosario 

      12 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Hi Mr Marmalade,

      Good luck in your endeavour, thanks for visiting


    • MrMarmalade profile image


      12 years ago from Sydney

      I am engaged in selling among many things are books, (Perhaps because I'm an avid reader.)

      I notice when I put my words to paper as a description that when the colour red is introduced there is more interest generated. I had not focused on this at a high level but, now my attention has been drawn to red, I will put more involvement Ito that colour

      Thank you for pointing out my feelings for the colour red.


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