When you think of the color red, several things may come to mind, from hot lava to Valentine’s Day. In dreams, red is associated with just as many meanings and it can serve as a valuable interpretation tool when it appears in your dream’s imagery.
Because colors are so versatile, I’ve broken the potential meanings into three different categories.
In a dream you can see the color red in any shade or the entire tint of your vision might be red such as in seeing red or rose colored glasses.
When you notice a lot of red in a dream then you want to be aware of your own feelings and understand that your psyche is trying to convey feeling or emotion through the color as a way to get your attention.
The color red is one of the most primal colors in our world, thanks to its association with blood. It holds special emotional meaning for cultures around the world. Red is usually associated with feelings like lust, courage, passion, anger and fear.
So, how can you tell which emotion red represents in your dream? Context is everything in this case. A good example of a red fruit which may come up in dreams is the strawberry.
When you dream about any color you want to take into account what the color means in relation to your own feelings. The color you dream of in a dream indicates your own emotion about the dream itself.
On the other hand, others see strawberries as a very sensual fruit. If you dream of feeding strawberries dipped in cream or chocolate to a lover, the dream may be reinforcing the romantic love and lust you feel for a particular person or the longing you feel for that sort of relationship.
The quality of the color is also indicative of the emotions your dream is trying to tell you about as well. To stick with the strawberry example, if the berries are the rich, deep shade of ripened fruit, which could mean that the feelings they represent is healthy and fulfilling. However, if the red is mixed with the black or grey of rot, that means that the emotions have turned toxic, and it’s time to let them go.
Think about the types of red, too. Deep, rich crimson could represent darker sides of lust than the bright, playful scarlet of a cupid’s heart, or the innocent pink of a child’s room.
Consider the aspect of the dream and what emotion best applies. If there was a lack of emotion in a dream then usually the true meaning is repressed and you are not meant to know.
In this case then you need to take the color into account with your meaning and be honest with your own life.
If you notice the color in a dream and red stands out or pops out at you then this can be a distraction for you and indicating that you are being distracted in your waking world from the real issue.
Focus your attention on the dream and try to remember all that you can, and which you didn’t see or that you saw from the corner of your eye in your dream to see what you may be missing. Often the answer is in the dream, but it is something that you don’t want to know such as your partner is cheating on you or that your accountant is stealing from you.