Meaning of Red
Color Symbolism

Paying attention to the meaning of red will set the theme or mood to your beading designs. Discover how the color red can help add a certain expression of feelings and emotions to your jewelry piece.

RED – The Fire

Red symbolizes: action, confidence, courage, vitality

Verb: I have

Red Energy:
Red is the color of physical energy, passion, and desire. 

It symbolizes action, confidence and courage.

Determination to go after your dreams and the power to achieve goals.

Red demands attention!

Boosts mental and physical energy.

Red is associated with passionate love, sex, great energy, impulse, adventure.

Bold and dynamic, confident and in control.

Willing to take risks.

Ambition and drive with a need for personal freedom.

The color red brings passion and strength to your relationships, your life and your work.

Red is powerfully linked to our most primitive physical, financial, and emotional needs of survival and self-preservation.

Meaning of Red Key Words:
excitement, energy, heat, love, determination, strength, power, confidence, action, passion, sex, impulse, desire, daring, fire, vigorous, enthusiasm, energetic, honest, devotion, protection, responsible, assertive, adventure, spontaneous, health, extroverted, good fortune, assertiveness and aggression, strong-willed, all things intense and passionate.

Using Red with Other Colors:
Although not normally considered an ideal coupling, in combination with green, red is a Christmas color — a joyful season.Cool blues provide contrast and tone down the heat of red. Light pinks and yellows are harmonizing colors that can work well with red if not too close in value such as dark red with a pale or golden yellow. Using red and purple together is a great combination in pieces with a “Red Hat Ladies” theme. Add a dash of red to a soft but sophisticated pink and gray combo. For some countries, including the US, red, white, and blue is a very patriotic trio even if the shades of red and blue differ from those used in the flag.

Red Words:
These words are synonymous with red or represent various shades of the color red: scarlet, crimson, vermillion, carmine, maroon, burgundy, ruby, rose, madder, rouge, brick, blood red, blush, fire engine red, cinnabar, russet, rust, Venetian red, flame, Indian red, tomato.

Red Gemstones:
Agate, Bloodstone, Garnet, Hematite, Red Coral, Red Jasper

Red in Feng Shui:
Yang, Fire Element, Red is the color of life, luck, prosperity, power, strength, respect, recognition, energy, activity, glory, and vitality. Red is most active of all colors and is used many ways in Feng Shui. Good for the Fame or Reputation area of your home.

Chakra associated with Red:
1st Chakra (Base or Root Chakra): connects us to our physical self.

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