Color is a vital part of a visual symbol and the
color red has deep significance.
is used in symbols all over the world to represent emotions, politics,
religion, gender, science, art and mythology.
A comprehensive guide to the color
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Color Red - Meaning
The color red is often referred to as the color of life. It
symbolizes love, passion and energy. It is
also the color of blood and fire and associated all over the world with
life and warmth.
The words for colored in Latin (coloratus) and Spanish (colorado)
both mean red. The color red is used when describing emotions and
appearance: "crimson with fury"; "turned red from exertion"; "with puffy
reddened eyes"; "flushed red with embarrassment". The Greeks and the
Hebrews considered the color red to be a symbol of love as well as
sacrifice. In China, red is considered a lucky color and red envelopes
containing money are handed out at weddings and other special occasions.
It is traditional for the Chinese bride to wear a red wedding dress and
red eggs are given to the couple when a child is born. The color red
also signifies danger, a serious threat is often described as being a
"red alert". "Red affairs" is a term used to describe evil.
"Waving our red weapons
o'er our heads"
Shakespeare (Caesar - Act 3 Scene 1)
Facts about the
Symbols Fact 1: Red Square in Moscow does not relate to the color red! It means
"beautiful" taken from the Russian word 'krasnaya'
Symbols Fact 2: In ancient Egypt the color red was associated with life, health
Symbols Fact 3: Many roman villas were decorated with red murals
Symbols Fact 4: In the catholic church, the color red signifies the blood of
Symbols Fact 5: Medieval painters used the color red to attract attention to the
most important figures
Symbols Fact 6: In Chinese philosophy it was believed that the world was
composed of five elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth;
and that each had a color. The color red was associated with
Symbols Fact 7: When the human eye looks at light with a wavelength between 630
and 700 nanometres it sees red
Symbols Fact 8: Red is one of the three primary colors
Symbols Fact 9: A
red dwarf is the most common form of star in the Milky way
Symbols Fact 10: The planet Mars is called the Red Planet due to the amount of
iron oxide on its surface which is reddish in color
Symbols Fact 11: The national emblem of England is known as the St George Cross.
It is a red cross on a white background
Symbols Fact 12: In China, monetary gifts in red envelopes are presented to
friends and family to celebrate holidays and special occasions
such as weddings and Chinese new year. The color red represents
good luck and is also thought to ward off evil spirits
Symbols Fact 13: In several towns around the Gaza strip, 'The Red Color' is an
early warning radar system installed by the Israel Defence
Forces which aims to alert residents of rocket attacks
Symbols Fact 14: The devil is always portrayed wearing red clothes or having a
red face. Red is the color of hell fire and it is also
considered the color of passion and lust
Symbols Fact 15: A
red flag is the symbol of the Communist party and was first
raised during the French revolution
Color Red - HTML Color is
displayed using a combination of Red, Green and Blue light (RGB). HTML (HyperText
Markup Language) is a markup language used by web browsers to format web
pages. In HTML colors are defined using a system known as hexadecimal
notation (HEX). Each color is assigned a HEX value depending on the
combination of Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) the user wishes to display.
The lowest HEX value that can be assigned to a light sources is 0
(HEX:00). The highest HEX value that can be assigned to a light sources
is 255 in (HEX:FF). HEX values are displayed as three pairs of two-digit
numbers, starting with a # sign.
For example, the HTML for one of the shades of red is Hex
(#FF0000) and RGB(255,0,0). The hex color code #FF0000 is just
one variation of red; many other shades of red are possible. In fact the
combination of Red, Green, and Blue values from 0 to 255 results in more
than 16 million different colors (256 x 256 x 256). Some examples of
shades of the color red are shown below:
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Color Red - Dream Symbols The study and
interpretation of dreams is called Oneirology, the term comes from
the Greek word 'oneiros' which means dream. It is thought that
dreams have two meanings: a general meaning where the dream is told
as a symbolic story and an individual meaning, which is specific to
the dreamer. The following interpretation of the meaning of the
Color Red in dreams is taken from the book entitled "10,000 Dreams"
interpreted by Gustavus Hindman Miller:
Red is thought to symbolize fire and is associated
with power and importance. To dream of crimson clothes,
foretells that you will escape formidable enemies by a timely
change in your expressed intention
Shades of Red
The following are some
examples of the different shades of Red:
Color Red - Symbols Color has
been used in symbols to depict emotions, personality and religion since
ancient times and many colors
have mystical properties associated with them.
One of the the easiest ways to identify something
immediately regardless of language or culture is through color. A baby dressed in pink is
an obvious sign that the gender of the infant is female despite the
language or country. A red road sign warns us of danger even if we might
not recognise the symbol instantly. A country or sports team use colors
to identify themselves through their flag and its colours. Colors
are often mentioned in everyday language as well as literary terms to
portray a persons feelings or emotions, being "green with envy" or "in a
black mood" are familiar terms to describe jealously and feeling down.
"Signs and Symbols rule the world, not rules and law"
– Confucius (551–479 BC)
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