167 Color Red Quotes To Help You Express Yourself

No matter what hue you prefer, these awesome red quotes undoubtedly prove that the color red is one of the best choices.

Different hues and colors have various meanings and representations.

Let us know your favorite red quote in the comment section below.

What are the benefits of reading red quotes?

People see colors in different ways, and these quotes will help you learn more about the color red.

Some colors (like red) symbolize:

Conversely, others are often associated with:

  • Loneliness
  • Sadness
  • Grief

Some people love deep, dark hues, while others prefer bright and vibrant shades.

However, despite their meanings and symbolism, colors make the world better and more lively. Not just black or grey, colors such as red add so much variety to life.

The color red is sometimes associated with love and passion.

Sometimes, it symbolizes strength, power, danger, courage, and dominance, making it a mysterious yet highly loved shade of color.

These red quotes will tell you why this is one of the best colors to choose from, along with giving you some great ideas for fashion and captions.

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Color Red Quotes About Fashion

1. “There is a shade of red for every woman.” – Audrey Hepburn

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2. “Nothing attracts attention like a red dress.” – Laura Bush

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3. “I want to be different. If everyone is wearing black, I want to be wearing red.” – Maria Sharapova

Color Red Quotes about dressing

4. “Lipstick can glam up a whole look, especially in red.” – Rihanna

Color Red Quotes about lipstick

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5. “As she always did on any really important day, Penelope Hayes wore red.” ― Anna Godbersen, The Luxe

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6. “Life is simple, it’s either cherry red or midnight blue.” – Lou Gramm

Red Quotes about life

7. “Never has it been inappropriate for a girl to wear a red dress.” ― Caroline George, The Vestige

Red Quotes about dresses

8. “Put on your red shoes, and dance the blues.” – David Bowie

Red Quotes about shoes

9. “When in doubt, wear red.” – Bill Blass

Red Quotes about fashion

10. “Red goes with everything and red goes with nothing.” – Chloe Thurlow

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11. “She’s wearing a tight red sweater and a red skirt and enough makeup to scare a hooker.” – Kathryn Stockett

Red Quotes about clothing

12. “Red lips like a living, laughing rose.” – Adela Florence Nicolson

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13. “Red is for fire red is for love too it lies in our hand what we wanna choose.” – Shivangi Lavaniya

Red Quotes about love

14. “He tried to imagine the sound of the color red.” – Pete Hamill

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15. “Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.” – Bill Blass

Red Quotes to inspire happiness

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16. “Pink gives me love that would even make red blush.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

Red Quotes and sayings about love

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17. “When in doubt, make a red painting.” – Kay WalkingStick

Red Quotes about painting

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18. “Roses aren’t red, the detail is.” ― Dominic Riccitello

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19. “Pink colors my world red!” ― Anthony T. Hincks

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20. “With a smile that glowed Celestial rosy red, love’s proper hue.” – John Milton

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21. “In my mind, I see all of my passionate memories in bright, burning Red.” – Taylor Swift

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22. “There is certainly a red for everyone.” – Christian Dior

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23. “Stronger than alcohol, vaster than poetry, Ferment the freckled red bitterness of love!” – Arthur Rimbaud

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24. “When I haven’t any blue, I use red.” – Pablo Picasso

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25. “Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I.” – Oscar Levant

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26. “I write to create red in a world that often appears black and white.” – Terry Tempest Williams

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27. “He says I’m beautiful as a red tomato.” – Jeanne DuPrau

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28. “Red protects itself. No color is as territorial. It stakes a claim, is on the alert against the spectrum.” – Derek Jarman

Red Quotes to inspire you

29. “Our love is like a red, red rose… and I am a little thorny.” – Jim Carrey

Color Red Quotes about love

30. “Red is the first color of spring. It’s the real color of rebirth. Of beginning.” – Ally Condie

Color Red Quotes about spring

Inspirational Red Quotes About Happiness

31. “Candy apple red is my favorite color. It’s a powerful color to wear. It’s always been that way I’ve always been really attracted to that color.” – Carly Rae Jepsen

32. “She’s applying her lipstick; I’ve always believed that the universe invented the color red solely for Latinas.” – Junot Diaz

33. “I’m in love with red. I think it’s such a passionate color. Every flag of every country pretty much has red in it. Its power, there’s no fence sitting with red. Either you love it or you don’t. I think it’s blood and strength and life. I do love red. I love all colors. Great shades of blue, you find them in nature. They are all magic.” – Bryan Batt

34. “Red is the great clarifier bright and revealing. I can’t imagine becoming bored with red it would be like becoming bored with the person you love.” – Diana Vreeland

35. “Bet you don’t know why the sun sets red. You see, light is made up of lots of colors. And out of all those colors, red is the one that travels the farthest.” – Axel

36. “I always liked red. It’s a picker-upper. Red, of course, is the color of the interior of our bodies. In a way it’s inside out, red.” – Anish Kapoor

37. “Red is a strong, happy, optimistic color, and I like having fun with it, you know? Like, when colors clash – I love that strangeness.” – Victoria Beckham

38. “Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger and frustration.” – Taylor Swift

39. “Wear red and just be silent, don’t even whisper by yourself; you will see that you will be heard easily because red always speaks on behalf of you! By wearing red, you give your tongue and voice to red color!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

40. “The Amity exchange smiles. They are dressed comfortably in red or yellow. Every time I see them, they seem kind, loving, free.” ― Veronica Roth, Divergent

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Passionate Red Quotes

41. “Red blood is just so hard to clean up” “You would know” I snap remembering Shade. “Because no matter how hard you try to hide it, I see it all over your hands” ― Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

42. “A monster, some called her. But in the shadows, only said in whispers, she was an angel in red.” ― Emory R. Frie, Enchanted Forest

43. “If hot red is for anger and rage, pink is the color of a soft burning – hot enough to light up the dark corners of sadness and grief, but cool enough to be tender, innocent, open.” ― Ibi Zoboi, American Street

44. “Your veins are using up the redness of the world.” ― Frank O’Hara, Meditations in an Emergency

45. “Wintering over geraniums with their pale green ginkgo leaves─ they have not died, and neither has she, but the blooms are gone, and every part of her longs for red.” ― Anne Fall, Rosa Scriptum

46. “The sky inside my head never turns blue. It is forced to stay red. By the demon, who is yellow inside me.” ― Akshay Vasu

47. “All my life I’ve pursued the perfect red. I can never get painters to mix it for me. It’s exactly as if I’d said, “I want Rococo with a spot of Gothic in it and a bit of Buddhist temple” – they have no idea what I’m talking about. About the best red is to copy the color of a child’s cap in any Renaissance portrait.” ― Diana Vreeland

48. “Any cat may stare into a fire and see red mice play.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

49. “The lesser grindstone stood alone there in the calm morning air, with a red upon it that the sun had never given, and would never take away.” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

50. “When I was out on the battlements it was cool and I could hardly hear them. I sat there quietly. I don’t know how long I sat. Then I turned round and saw the sky. It was red and all my life was in it.” ― Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea

Famous red quotes for everyday

51. “Today I wear red and I truly let go, losing my way and finding my soul.” – Shilpa Ahuja

52. “A red dress gives the confidence to walk out, the freedom to live and the power to conquer.” – Shilpa Ahuja

53. “My mind goes into party mode when I wear red!” – Shilpa Ahuja

54. “Xander Harris: Hair. Red. Red is good. Fire engines are red. Porsche’s are red.” – Christopher Golden, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

55. “The red carpet can hide more than just blood stains.” – Anthony T. Hincks

56. “Red is one of the strongest colors, it’s blood, it has a power with the eye. That’s why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well… In fact I use red in all of my paintings.” – Keith Haring

57. “Designers want me to dress like spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red autumn.” – Marilyn Monroe

58. “Looking up at that starry sky gave him the creeps: it was too big, too black. It was all too possible to imagine it turning blood-red, all too possible to imagine a Face forming in lines of fire.” – Stephen King, It

59. “Red is uplifting.” – Jerry Lewis

60. “Loving him was red.” – Taylor Swift, Red

Red quotes that will make you feel something powerful

61. “Love and a red rose can’t be hid.” — Thomas Holcroft

62. “Red has always been my color, because red stands out.” — Ravyn Lenae

63. “Difficult choices, unlike red wine, rarely improve with age.” — Richard N. Haass

64. “Blood is blood and it’s all red. Show me what’s in your heart and in your eyes.” — James Frey

65. “I will never know how you see red and you will never know how I see it.” — Anne Carson, Autobiography Of Red

66. “The spirit of arrogance most definitely makes you shine. It paints a bright red target on your own forehead.” — Criss Jami, Killosophy

67. “In Asia, red is the color of joy; red is the color of festivities and of celebration. In Chinese culture, blue is the color of mourning.” — Vincent Tan

68. “The shiny red color of the soles has no function other than to identify to the public that they are mine. I selected the color because it is engaging, flirtatious, memorable, and the color of passion.” — Christian Louboutin

69. “The true color of life is the color of the body, the color of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest color of the unpublished blood.” — Alice Meynell, The Colour Of Life

70. “We live in an age, in an era where there is so much negativity, there is so much violence in the world, there is so much unrest and people are at war, that I wanted to promote the word love and red signifies love.” — Elton John

Red quotes to ignite your senses

71. “Red lips are not so red as the stained stones kissed by the English dead.” ― Wilfred Owen

72. “I love bright red drinks, don’t you? They taste twice as good as any other color.” ― Lucy Maud Montgomery

73. “The spirit of arrogance most definitely makes you shine. It paints a bright red target on your own forehead.” ― Criss Jami

74. “You burn like hell, pure red and stormy and I fly like smoke, pure black and gloomy.” ― Mirza Sharafat Hussain Beigh

75. “Pink is just fancy red.” ― Daphne

76. “When we put on a dress, we give it life; but in the red dress it is the opposite, it is not the dress that is given life, but the one who wears it!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

77. “Red leaves the other colors blushing with emotions.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

78. “It takes many, many coats to cover the red. No matter what I do, it seeps right through, like the walls are bleeding.” ― Jennifer Niven

79. “Blood on the ground. We dance with the burning fire in our soul. As we rise as RED as the dawn.” ― Keziah Ruth D. Lingco

80. “In red, you feel naked even when you are dressed.” ― Chloe Thurlow

More red quotes about the color red

81. “Some people can’t see the color red. That doesn’t mean it isn’t there.” – Sue Grafton

82. “The red sun was pasted in the sky like a wafer.” – Stephen Crane

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83. “I love red so much, I almost want to paint everything red.” – Alexander Calder

84. “Red’s my favorite color.” – Chyler Leigh

85. “I love my red hair. It makes me spunkier.” – Lindsay Lohan

86. “I’m not a natural redhead, but I enjoy having red hair.” – Jane Levy

87. “Ask yourself why a red carpet is red. It could be any colour.” – Jake Gyllenhaal

88. “Having red hair was never an issue, I’m so happy I have red hair.” – Nicola Roberts

89. “Red is a colour I’ve felt very strongly about. Maybe red is a very Indian colour, maybe it’s one of those things that I grew up with and recognise at some other level.” — Anish Kapoor

90. “Arizona is gorgeous. The sunshine in Arizona is gorgeous red.” – Cecelia Bartoli

Red quotes to motivate you to keep the fire burning

91. “So I went to the Chinese restaurant and this duck came up to me with a red.” – Tim Vine

92. “That red carpet has to be felt to be believed.” – William H. Macy

93. “We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don’t like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.” – Barack Obama

94. “As far as playing, I didn’t care who guarded me – red, yellow, black. I just didn’t want a white guy guarding me, because it’s disrespect to my game.” – Larry Bird

95. “Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for me because my skin is red? Because I am Sioux? Because I was born where my father lived? Because I would die for my people and my country?” –  Sitting Bull

96. “The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is don’t do it unless you’re willing to give your whole life to it. Red wine and garlic also helps.” – Jim Harrison

97. “My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I’ve always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood.” – Kim Elizabeth

98. “The red carpet is a beautiful situation for people. I think everybody appreciates it and loves it and honors it. Nobody really acts a fool because they know this is a one-time thing.” – Snoop Dogg

99. “Some people say, ‘Shah Rukh, you work so hard. Why don’t you sit back with a glass of red wine or go out on the terrace for a smoke?’ But that’s not me.” –  Shah Rukh Khan

100. “The world tells lots of people the light is red. You have to trust yourself and say, ‘I think the light is green, and I’m going to keep doing this.” – Tamara Taylor

Red Quotes That Make Red Classy 

101. “Love is a spendthrift, leaves it arithmetic at home, is always in the red.” — Paul Scherrer

102. “Some gal would giggle and I’d get red, and some guy’d laugh and I’d bust his head. I tell ya, life ain’t easy for a boy named Sue.” — Johnny Cash

103. “A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses.” — Oscar Wilde

104. “White wine is like electricity. Red wine looks and tastes like a liquified beefsteak.” — James Joyce

105. “Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard.” — Walt Whitman

106. “I used to go with solid blue, but recently I’ve found that a mix of red and green is a better fit for my personality.” — Tichina Arnold

107. “I’m not into red carpet looks where it’s clear the woman wanted to look like a pretty, pretty princess.” — Mindy Kaling

108. Roses are red, And ready for plucking, You’re sixteen, And ready for high school.” — Kurt Vonnegut

109. “I think that red polka red dress is just iconic.” — Christian Siriano

110. “She had brillant red hair, like honey and roses and the sun all together.” — Kiera Cass

Red Quotes That Inspire You To Rock in Red

111. “I love getting dressed up for red carpet events and having my hair and makeup done professionally – that definitely helps with nerves of going down the red carpet.” — Jessica Ennis

112. “More than any other colour, red is loaded for action.” — Robert Genn

113. “I survived, carried on, glad to be like a weed, a wild red poppy, rooted in life.” — Marilyn Buck

114. “My lady’s presence makes the roses red, because to see her lips they blush for shame.” — Henry Constable

115. “Red Rum is the greatest thing on four legs since Pegasus.” — Jean Rook

116. “I love it when a woman is wearing Red Lipstick, and her hair is combed back, so sensual and confident.” — Oribe

117. “It’s amazing what the sight of four gentlemen with red crosses on their backs can to injured players.” — Jon Champion

118. “It sounds crazy, but I promise you it’s true; wearing red lipstick really can change the course of a night out.” — Minnie Mortimer

119. “My husband really loves the red [lipstick], so I keep the red because I want to keep the husband.” — Gwen Stefani

120. “I wish to cry. Yet, I laugh, and my lipstick leaves a red stain like a bloody crescent moon on top of the beer can.” — Sylvia Plath

Color Red Quotes To Motivate You To Embrace The Color

121. “Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.” — Wassily Kandinsky

122. “Red is associated with romance and blood, but not at the same time.” — Dov Davidoff

123. “Everything utilitarian needs a little red edge.” — Reno Dakota

124. “Let the colors of your ideas are red so that all can easily notice them! And what is red? Red is scream, red is power, red is assertion!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

125. “You can’t go wrong with the use of red; every painting should have red in it.” – George De Groat

126. “If you don’t like speaking much, wear red clothes; they will speak on behalf of you!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

127. “Red stimulates and excites your nerves, pulse rate and blood circulation, and lends energy to your entire system. When you are fatigued, lethargic or sluggish for any reason, red has an energizing influence.” — Tae Yun Kim

128. “Red was the only color worthy of that name, the only true color.” — Michel Pastoureau

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129. “Painters use red like spice.” —  Michael Derek Elworthy

130. “When the only color is red sky in the morning. Everywhere I’m seeing red, red, red, red.” — Walker Kevin

Color Red Quotes About the Power and Passion

131. “Cherish red, love, for the beautiful season is tinged with red! / Deep red are the flowers that dropp from the kesudo tree.” ― Narsinh Mehta

132. “I like the color red because it’s a fire. And I see myself as always being on fire.” ― Arnold Schwarzenegger

133. “For I think of you, flung down brutal darkness / Crushed and red, with pale face. / I think of you, with your hair disordered and dripping. And myself, rising red from that embrace.” ― Conrad Potter Aiken

134. “Red carpets and dressing up are a part of work that I enjoy less than some people.” ― Sally Phillips

135. “Red are the beaks of our feathered friends, the parrot and the myna! / Cherish red, love, for the beautiful season is tinged with red!” ― Narsinh Mehta

136. “The red squirrel is more common and less dignified than the gray, and oftener guilty of petty larceny about the barns and grain-fields.” ― John Burroughs

137. “Rich in meaning, red was a color of great power and prestige in Renaissance Europe.” ― Amy Butler Greenfield

138. “If I decide to make a coat red in the show, it’s not just red, I think: is it communist red? Is it cherry cordial? Is it ruby red? Or is it apple red? Or the big red balloon red?” ― Lady Gaga

139. “In marketing practices, red is used primarily to attract attention.” ― Michel Pastoureau

140. “Red red wine, you make me feel so grand / I feel a million dollar when you’re just in my hand.” ― Neil Diamond

Red Quotes to Explore the Symbolism

141. “Red is the color of fire and power.” — Marjane Satrapi

142. “Red is not just a color. It’s a state of mind.” — Adrianne Palicki

143. “I refer to the debt – the new red menace. This time consisting of ink.” — Mitch Daniels

144. “Approach your lives as if they were novels, with their own heroes, villains, red herrings, and triumphs.” — Mary Higgins Clark

145. “Once a blooming red rose, full of streaming life in its veins. Now a wilting black petal rupturing with death and pain.” — Jessica Sorensen

146. “Red is the archetypal color, the first color humans mastered, fabricated, reproduced, and broke down into different shades, first in painting, later in dyeing. This has given it primacy over all other colors through millennia.” — Michel Pastoureau

147. “Bright red was the color of blood sacrifice, as well as a symbol of the very sin for which the sacrifice was supposed to atone.” — Amy Butler Greenfield

148. “The reason why the stone is red is its iron content, which is also why our blood is red.” — Andy Goldsworthy

149. “Red, of course, is the colour of the interior of our bodies. In a way it’s inside out, red.” — Anish Kapoor

150. “Life moves out of a red flare of dreams Into a common light of common hours, Until old age brings the red flare again.” — William Butler Yeats

Red Quotes That Paint the Passionate Hue

151. “Red and raw like my heart, pried from your’s, the two beating, no longer together, but a thousand miles between them when only yesterday they thumped in unison.” — Ellen Hopkins

152. “The bride hath paced into the hall,Red as a rose is she.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

153. “Want your pretty red lips, red lips / Girl you know what you do to me / You got that red lipstick on (on, on) / Baby kiss me til your lipstick gone (Ooh).” — Tremain Neverson

154. “The white rose and the red rose / So sisters two / were named / yes / named. The white one was so quiet / The red one laughed and flamed.” — Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

155. “Red is the color of blood, and I will seek it / I have sought it in the grass / It is the color of steep sun seen through eyelids.” — Conrad Potter Aiken

156. “I love your lips when they’re wet with wine and red with wicked desire.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

157. “Red lips and fragrance always top off an outfit for me.” — Christina Aguilera

158. “Continuous exposure to red and infrared light wrecked my sleep!” ― Steven Magee

159. “Red”, I write “is the color of life. It’s blood, passion, rage. It’s menstrual flow and after birth.” ― Mary Hogan

160. “Red is both beautiful and dangerous; It is to be desired and feared, as love is.” ― Paul Bamikole

161. “A red light is less about our need to stop. Rather, it’s more about the fact that someone at that intersection has a green one.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

162. “Researchers investigated people who exercised, and found that those who wore red had higher average heart rates and could lift heavier weights” ― Cary G. Weldy

163. “Many top brands globally use only the color red in its name and logo, including Coca-Cola, Oracle, Honda, H&M, and Budweiser.” ― Cary G. Weldy

164. “Waitresses who wore red received 15 to 26% more in tips from male customers.” ― Cary G. Weldy

165. “I improved my sleeping circadian rhythm with red and infrared light exposures.” ― Steven Magee

166. “We can put forward a conspiracy theory about people wearing red dresses: They are photographer hunters!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

167. “We walked back to his revived house in tender silence, the dry gold land freckled with young pines and red flowers.” ― Aspen Matis

What did you learn from these red quotes?

During Valentine’s Day, red colors are almost everywhere.

Red roses, hearts, and balloons are all around, which impart the message of love, commitment, and passion.

On the other hand, red can also be associated with blood, which can give the message of danger, anger, suffering, and grief.

To tone down the strength that the color red brings, some designers and artists usually combine it with light colors to produce works of art that are lighter.

The color red is best mixed with white to produce a pink shade, as well as yellow, grey, blue, and green.

Nevertheless, it still has a tinge of strength, power, and domination.

No matter how you see the color red in terms of symbolization, this strong shade is indeed a powerful one.

What’s your biggest takeaway from these color red quotes and sayings?

Do you have any other favorite quotes to add?

Let us know in the comment section below.

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