Red Color Meaning ~&~ Red Symbolism with Red Color Names
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Red Color Meanings . . . for art, home decor, design and clothing.   Colors for harmonizing, contrasting, complimenting and blending with the color red.  What colors mean when they are used together, this info is vital for choosing wardrobe, and cars in particular. Colors speak volumes without saying a word, this page celebrates everything Red.

Red Color Symbolism

Red is the color of action, physical activity, stamina, war, the planet mars, danger

Red indicates love, passion, romance and desire, and the color of life blood

Red symbolizes excitement, intense emotion, blood, aggression, warnings, stop



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Red Color Compatibility ~ and Complimentary Colors

The colors that work best with red:  White, Green, Brown, Pink, Blue, Yellow, Silver 

Orange is next to Red on the color wheel, shades of Orange and Red can be exciting

Green is the opposite of Red on the color wheel and is it's complimentary color ~ think Green and Red together and think Christmas

Pink and Red together speak of Valentines Day

Red and Purple are the colors of the Red Hatters,  Red and Purple are not typically used together because they are both intense colors and can clash.  Although you can use shades of purple to "shade" red in art work, Browns are also excellent for shading Red

For highlighting Red in your artwork use yellows, pinks and white, also the right color of orange can be spectacular for highlights

Red in your wardrobe is a powerful symbol of confidence

Red Color Meaning combined with other colors:

Red and Pink ~    Playful, Youthfulness
Red and Green ~    Holiday Season
Red and Brown ~   Earthly Comfort, Relaxation
Red and Yellow ~    Bold, Confidence
Red and Blue ~   Patriotism
Red and White ~  Inner Power and Spiritual Power
Red and Silver ~  Confidence and Sleek Sportiness 

Red and Black ~   Attention, Strength and Intensity


When using Red in design or art, it's important to find the best hues and shades that work best together, to do this use the paint chips at the paint store or be sure to invest in a  color wheel for the best results with your art.


Red Color Names:

 Apple, Cherry, Ruby, Ruddy, Crimson, Scarlet, Rubine,  Fire, Blood, Cranberry, Pomegranate, Fire~Engine, Barn, Sangria, Cardinal, Crayola, Raspberry, Lava, Brilliant, Lust, Candy~Apple, American Rose, Cadmium, Burgundy, Ferrari, Flame, Wagon, Lipstick, Alizarin Crimson, Amaranth, Auburn, Brick, Debian, Geranium, Poppy, Sangria, Tractor, Venetian, Fire Hydrant. . .  

An expensive  red sports car like a Porsche is referred to as "arrest me red" because it stands out so much from the crowd, and seems to be screaming for a ticket


Shades of red that compliment each other beautifully:  

Cranberry and Sage Green
Bright Red and Golden Yellow
Dark Red and Copper

Dark Red and Mahogany works perfectly to create a fauz finish leather effect for walls


These things are best known to always be Red:

Firetrucks
Little red wagons
Fire hydrants
Stop signs
Clifford the big red dog
The planet Mars

Discover more about all the colors:

Full List of Color Meanings

Aura Color Meanings

Magic Color Meanings

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