About this Gallery

In every spoken language red is the most declared color after black and white. It is very pervasive, with a vast number of interpretations. Whereas, black and white generally evoke singular emotions, reactions to red are so very different. Is it passion, love, fear? Does it mean anger, boldness, and excitement? Red can symbolize everything from courage and sacrifice to danger and warning. It has the strongest reaction of all colors and always energizes us. In the Catholic religion, it is the liturgical color for the feast of martyrs representing the blood of those who suffered death for their faith. In Native American culture it is used to symbolize health, success and triumpth. In feng shui red turns up the energy level on everything it touches and it animates the inanimate. This book on Red will take you on a visual journey through the wide gamut of emotions and concepts this color represents.