With the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday everything is turning up red. We think of red to be the color of love and passion, which is why it is associated with Valentine’s Day. But did you know that red has other meanings as well?
Meanings of the Color Red
Even though red is the main color for Valentine’s Day, it is mistaken as being the color of love. Love is actually represented by the color pink, not red. Instead, the color red means passion; which still makes it a valid Valentine’s color.
The color red also means warmth and life; this is why the color red makes us feel excited and energizes us.
Variations of the Color Red
Red comes in 4 main variations: scarlet, crimson, burgundy, and maroon.
Maroon is the color of action that is controlled and thoughtful. A person that associates with this color or paints their windows and doors with it is one that thinks things through and doesn’t fly off the handle.
Burgundy is for those that are determined, ambitious, dignified and controlled. This is a popular color with wealthy people as it has an air of sophistication with it.
Crimson represents people that think about others before themselves. It’s not that they aren’t ambitious, because they are; they are just more in touch with the emotions of others than people that relate to the other shades of red.
Scarlet is everything that red represents and more. Because it is red mixed in with orange it represents the love and enthusiasm of life. People that associate with this color are defiant and fun loving.
Doors Painted the Color Red
Doors that are painted red are something that reaches across the globe. In China door are painted red for good luck. Here in America, doors are painted red to welcome visitors into our homes with warmth.
Churches across the world have red doors to represent their belief in the blood of Christ and that the inside of the church is holy ground. Similarly, in some countries they believe that painting your door red wards off bad spirits and ghosts from entering your home.
Don’t Overdo the Color Red
While just the right amount of red can give us a natural perk up and make us feel welcomed in someone’s home, it also has the opposite effect if there is too much red. A lot of red can make us feel angry without knowing why. It can also make us feel agitated and irritated at people, also for no reason.
This is why homeowners should never paint their houses red, in addition to red doors and windows. Instead, make people feel welcome and have just a red door to greet them, and maybe even window frames painted the color red to match the door, but no more.