Why Are The Colors Red And Green Used For Christmas

Why Are The Colors Red And Green Used For Christmas

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Red is the color of extremes. It’s the color of passionate love, seduction, violence, danger, anger, and adventure. Our prehistoric ancestors saw red as the color of fire and blood – energy and primal life forces – and most of red’s symbolism today arises from its powerful associations in the past.


The evolution of red and green as Christmas colors is a convoluted story. According to Arielle Eckstut, the coauthor of “The Secret Language of Color,” both …

Words associated with red: authenticity, adventure, beauty, boldness, friendship, fun, humor, loyalty, candor, courage, creation, drive, empathy, enthusiasm, ferocity, independence, individuality, irreverence, joy, originality, passion, purpose, sensitive, spontaneous, trusting, dramatic, flexible, forthright, casual, stubborn, angry, blunt, careless, reckless, destructive, fickle, flamboyant, impulsive, performative, poetic

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Originally posted 2018-10-15 20:30:37.