Commonly, the meaning of red is associated with passion, activity, and excitement. Red is the most dominant and dynamic color. Some common properties of the color red include:
Another common meaning of red is its association with the fire element. Therefore, like fire, red is a symbol of power and transformation. Red is an excellent color to use in the fame and reputation area of the feng shui bagua, especially if you are trying to improve your reputation or receive more acknowledgment and recognition.
Red also represents love, passion, and sensuality so it is a wonderful color to use in your feng shui bedroom and the relationships and love area of the bagua. If you use red in your bedroom, make sure it is a more earthy red since a bright red is much too active to provide a restful space.
Color psychology also suggests that although red elicits a feeling of warmth and richness, too much red can be over-stimulating and cause tension, anxiety, and even aggression. (It will stimulate your appetite too! So if you are trying to lose weight, don’t paint your dining room red. Although it is a very appetizing and beneficial color for restaurants.) For a more pleasantly stimulating color, consider using orange.