the power of colour, red

The Power of Colour: Red

This is the second part in the series on ‘The Power of Colour’ where I share with you my wisdom and knowledge of the influence of colour over our mind, body and soul.

PART ONE: The Power of Colour

PART THREE: The Power of Orange

PART FOUR: The Power of Yellow

PART FIVE: The Power of Green


Carmine, crimson, ruby, scarlet, vermillion, maroon, burgundy. There are many shades and tones, each have a unique vibration, but all pertain to the long-wave end of the spectrum of light.


Red Associationsstop sign with red background, warning, danger

RED has the power to grab our attention, for example, on roads and highways as a background for STOP signs, and as a border for many traffic warning signs.

At an instinct level we understand it warns of danger.

In the UK, it is the colour of fire engines, old telephone boxes and mail boxes. It stands out no matter how or where it is used. Santa Claus, Father Christmas in his red suit

In contrast to its inherent nature to warn of danger, it is the colour we connect to Christmas – take a look at good ‘ole Santa and his RED suit!

As you can see, there are many different aspects to RED.


Red Elements

RED brings feelings of warmth, and the element associated with RED is fire. The thoughts, feelings and emotions that have heat or fire at their core are: passion; action; energy; drive; enthusiasm. And their opposites: anger and rage (think of the phrase, ‘seeing red’); insecurity; destruction.

the power of red, energy, power, warmth

RED is the colour most associated with raw power, it can activate strength and leadership qualities.

People take notice when they see RED.

Relating to the energy field of the body, RED is the colour of the Base Chakra at the bottom of the spine (also known as the Root Chakra).

The Root Chakra becomes imbalanced with any of these expressions:

  • anger, rage, irritation
  • excessive passion, or sex addiction
  • apathy
  • over-ambition and enthusiasm which leads to over-working
  • greed and power for money
  • insecurity

The Root Chakra also connects to the roots of who we are; how secure and empowered we feel; and how we experienced childhood.

Any traumas from childhood that scar the psyche will create an imbalance in the energy field (aura). If left untreated, the imbalance may result in health problems in the future which relate to the Root Chakra, such as, lower back or hip problems.


Using Red
the colour wheel, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple

The Colour Wheel

RED within the home is best used with caution. If a person filled with anger and resentment spent a lot of time in a RED room, those heated emotions could boil over and erupt more often than if they were in a blue or green room.

On the colour wheel green is the complimentary colour of RED, so green can calm an over active Root Chakra.

Conversely, for someone who is insecure, RED would be beneficial, and strengthen where there is weakness.

More than any other colour, RED is the colour to use to increase activity and strength, or encourage confidence and self belief for a leadership position.

The energy field of the body – also known as the – can be balanced through the use of colour. This is called Colour Therapy.

If you  are attracted to or repelled by RED, it maybe that your Root Chakra is blocked or unbalanced, and would benefit from some RED therapy.

Wearing RED clothes, or accessories, or using RED for home furnishings is a great way to expose yourself to the heavy vibrations of this long-wave colour.

Understanding the effects of colour can bring us one step closer to a balanced environment, and a calmer mind.

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Love and peace.


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