Globally, red is one of the most favorite colors. But, each person’s definition of red varies. Two people cannot be talking about the same kind of red because there are so many shades and hues extractable from this color!
Red can be bright, but it can also be shady. Red is the color of danger, but it’s also the color of love. Red is the color of anger, but it’s also the color of romance. Red is a continuum in itself, tbh. Despite all the perceptions we have of red, it’s a wonderful color.
Here are all the all-red emojis that you could use in any virtual context to spread your love for the color or to best describe something. Each of the emojis on this list is red irrespective of the platform they’re available on.
Presenting, the world’s most popular shape when we think of red. A red heart. This shape and color combination that’s so well put together, it’s even the symbol of romance.
Other colored hearts tend to ambiguous, but a red heart is straightforward. It translates to passion, lust, love, true love, and everything to do with this emotion.
The other red heart emoji is the ❣️ Heart Exclamation.
Apples have a limited range of colors, of which red and green are the most popular. However, red seems to win this race as it’s the commonest portrayal of an apple. There’s hardly any other apple that sees the face of mainstream media. It’s all red most of the time!
Apart from being an actual destination, 🟥 can mean any other red square. This red square emoji could be a red button, a red-colored block, a color code, etc. Solid colored shapes are very versatile in every way.
Though 🔴 works on the same level of commonality as the red square, there are some unique interpretations to the red circle or the red dot. A red dot could be a drop of blood, a bindi, a hint that something contains meat, or a vivid bullet point. Besides, the red dot is often used as a symbol to show support for different causes as well.
Roses are red
It all began here. Roses are of many colors. Not just red. But there’s been some pressure on the red rose for many reasons in society. They stand out from the bouquet and bring in an insane amount of business come valentine’s day or any other ‘special day’.
Red roses invariably mean that you love someone to bits. The possible reason for this correlation may lie in the fact that the color of life matches the color of love. And that’s how you have the love of your life.
A kiss wouldn’t really have a mark except for some DNA transfer if the kisser has no lipstick on.
The impression of a kiss made by a pair of painted lips is a well-known mark of seduction and romance. But, would that be still the case if the stain wasn’t made of 💄 red lipstick, is the real question.
Everything related to beauty that is red denotes love, sensuality, and romance to a great extent. However, there are instances in the past when red-painted lips were symbols used in political movements too.
🧧 depicts an Oriental tradition of monetary gifting. This manner of giving is deeply rooted in Chinese legends.
Here, the act of receiving money in any form is metaphorical protection against evil. Similarly, the occasion of giving money as gifts is symbolic of care and safety for the receiver, intended by the giver.
The red envelope marks the time of giving during festive seasons especially. Apart from China, this custom has been adopted in many other countries and cultures in the east, and sometimes in the west too.
The color red in many Eastern countries is perceived with positive meaning most of the time. It’s the color of celebration, special occasions like marriage, festive energy, and many more feel-good times. Some of these cultures also have the tradition of releasing lanterns as part of those special days. Most times, the lanterns used are red, and that exclusivity is brought onto the virtual platform as 🏮 is always a red emoji!
We’ve all seen, held, and bought balloons of different colors. These bunches can only be consistently red if that was the specified necessity. For some reason, the emoji world made the balloon emoji a red symbol on all platforms. Here are some possible explanations.
Since red is a festive color in so many cultures and traditions, the emoji list may have made 🎈 a red balloon to signify that celebration or festive spirit. 🎈 could’ve also been made red to stand out as an emoji or the one who came up with this emoji, loves red.
We all ask questions and we all may have had some questions to answer ourselves. Some of these questions are easy to pass with instant answers, while some of them are tough to even question. Those strong questions can carry the ❓ at the end of the sentence rather than a ❔ white question mark because the former is evidently a more assertive color.
The amount of significance the ❓ emoji carries can also be found in the ❗ Red Exclamation Mark emoji. The criticism expressed with ❓ will now showcase loudness and a sense of declaration, which can be doubled by the ‼️ Double Exclamation Mark. If the case is mixed emotions (interrogation and excitement) then, the ⁉️ Exclamation Question Mark emoji has our back.
The shade of red used in this emoji varies on different platforms. They’re all red triangles, nevertheless.
🔺 is a solid red triangle and is the only triangular emoji on the list; an equilateral red solid triangle. This emoji could mean anything considering the versatility of solid shape emojis. There’s an inverse to this pyramid too; the 🔻 Red Triangle Pointing Down emoji. Some opposites these triangles could mean are: high and low, increase and decrease, grow and degrow, improve and deteriorate, up and down.
The ♥️ heart suit emoji and the ❤️ Red Heart emoji are used interchangeably in the contexts of the latter. ♥️ has a nice gothic shade of red on many platforms. The same love and romance offered by the red heart are seemingly deepened with the heart suit emoji. But the obvious fact is that this ♥️ emoji symbolizes a group of cards in a deck of playing cards. Though the shapes of both hearts overlap, their meaning may not very much.
The other red suit is the ♦️ Diamond Suit emoji.
This is a mysterious emoji, ain’t it? A hollow circle with nothing but the screen filling the center and a circular red outline holding this empty circle together. What could it possibly mean? Well, a lot of things for starters. It could be a ring, a goal, a target, the center of a dartboard, a bullet point, a hoop, a void, space to mark right or wrong, etc. ⭕ can be anything you want it to be.
These red hot chili peppers are frequently referred to as ‘chilies’ in many parts of the world and 🌶️ is just one color of this category of fruits. There are green, yellow, orange, and even purple hot peppers! These guys are super duper spicy, which could also explain why red is a fiery, hot, and spicy color to us as well.
The tomato may have brought in a whacky shade of red to the palette, but sadly, the fruit is not always red. There are green, yellow, and orange tomatoes along with endless hybrids between the colors.
Like the 🍎 red apple situation, the red tomato here too is the popular kid among the others. Each color of tomato boosts unique nutritional benefits into the fruit. The red one is a great source of vitamin A.
Wine has a brilliant spectrum ranging from white wine to red wine. Every color that comes along this range has its own flavor. Regardless of the array of wine colors and tastes, red wine seems to be the most famous of the lot. It’s also every beginner’s leap towards wine and wine tasting. In fact, wine red is so influential that we now have a fantastic list of different reds all emerging from the same source; red wine.
A woman who’s dancing can obviously be wearing anything she likes and any color of her choice. Here, in the emoji world, she’s constantly in a red flowy dress, a 👠 red pair of heels, and doing the same dance step (tango or salsa). We get the ‘need to maintain consistency’ bit, but what about the red dress?
Fashion psychology holds red to be the color of fertility. So, when a woman does wear a red dress, she’s “found” to be more sexually attractive than if she wore any other color. Now, the dance form here often has a red-flowy dress code for the woman. The reason behind this dancing red woman could be either.
Stop signs around the world are mostly red signs. This color was chosen to be part of the road because it’s one of the boldest colors we see while traveling. If you’re a cautious traveler, ofc.
🛑 seems to be embedded in the fact that we also receive red as an alarming color, a color of caution, danger, and alertness. Take 🚨 Police Car Lights, for instance, they’re uniformly red and also induce a sense of fear if you’re up to no good, that is.
Police cars have both red and blue lights and not just the red alert that’s shown in this emoji. However, 🚨 seems to have generalized that bit. A red light indicates a warning. It’s the color of doom and when you have one of these 🚨 tailing your journey, it’s not always a good sign.
If y’all Gen Zs have NO idea what the heck this is, it’s a landline phone. It was in vogue, not more than a decade and a half ago. The ones who’ve used landline telephones can swear that hardly any of them were bright red. We’re not sure about red telephones per se, but there were red telephone booths or kiosks. These stations for making calls are so iconic that today, we have such pieces in museums. So, ☎️ can be used to represent both the telephone and the kiosk.
This emoji looks like the 🔺 Red Triangle is just lying down, resting on a 🦯 cane-like pole and stretching out a bit. Jokes aside 🚩 is the usual flag used in golf courses (apart from other sports). Hence, 🚩 signifies a goal or a hole in one, and adds to the overall interpretations of this emoji and the color red; target, aim, achievement, goals, etc.
One of the two moral polarities is often associated with red. We don’t know why for sure but the color to identify something wrong or incorrect is a bright shade of red. This incorrectness is usually conveyed with a ❌ red cross mark. When something’s correct, the ❎ green button does the job.
Cherries are loyal to red. Every single type of cherry that varies in the typical “cherry red” color is undoubtedly a new shade of cherry red. Some are deep red, some are red, but with a tint of orange in the mix, and some are pale rosy red. All red cherries, nevertheless.
As positive and celebratory as red is in the Southeast Asian context, it can be that much demonic and supernatural in certain frameworks.
👹 is a Japanese mythological character who is said to have had a red face and possibly, a red body too. This red face is what inspired both, the ogre masks and this emoji. 👹 is one of the two original mythical ogres. The other one had a blue face.
The same applies to the 👺 Goblin emoji as well. This emoji depicts another Japanese legend; Tengu. He’s often shown with a red face and an abnormally long nose, which is sometimes symbolic of the phallus.
Anger, rage, frustration, and other violent emotions are often shown with a shade of red.
This color doesn’t represent such emotions, but rather embodies the heightened state of those emotions. When you’re angry, your emotional state is invariably at the top. Plus, an angry person would have a red face, backed by all the blood that’s boiling on the inside.
Though this emoji has the sweet name of a “pout”, the face here is pissed off. If that level of madness gets out of hand and gets verbal, there’s the 🤬 Face With Symbols on Mouth. Another anger emoji that can be used in an angry context is the 💢 Anger Symbol.
Blood as we know it, is red, except for certain animals like octopi and cockroaches. We’re all made of the same, red, blood. As a matter of physiological fact, blood is red and that makes 🩸 a red emoji on all online platforms.
Bricks carry a distinct red tone. These building blocks even introduced their own kind of red to the spectrum; brick red. There are brown and gray bricks too, but, red is the common architectural choice. Red bricks help keep edifices cooler than other bricks.
As mentioned before, red is a hot color. It’s the shade of rising and completely risen temperatures. Since hot springs are well, hot, this emoji is red across platforms. Real-life hot springs are just plain steaming water, and that steam is shown with a red mark.
Boxing gloves are red because this color is a dangerous one. Just kidding. It is dangerous, but that’s not the reason. Red, as threatening as a color it is, stimulates aggression, rage, passion, and furiousness, which are all welcomed in the ring. Hence, 🥊 is a red emoji.
Other Red Emojis
- 📍 Round Pushpin Emoji
- 📌 Pushpin Emoji
- 🍁 Maple Leaf Emoji
- 🍓 Strawberry Emoji
- 🥩 Cut of Meat Emoji
- 🦞 Lobster Emoji
- 🦀 Crab Emoji
- 🚒 Fire Engine Emoji
- 🌡️ Thermometer Emoji
- 🏓 Ping Pong Emoji
- 🍫 The Wrapper of this Chocolate Bar Emoji
- ㊗️ Japanese ‘Congratulations’ Button Emoji
- ㊙️ Japanese ‘Secret’ Button Emoji
- 🈵 Japanese ‘No Vacancy’ Button Emoji
- 🧨 Firecracker Emoji
- 🎯 Bullseye Emoji
- 🎴 Flower Playing Cards Emoji
- ⛑️ Rescue Worker’s Helmet Emoji
- 💯 Hundred Points Emoji
- ✂️ Scissors Emoji
- 🧰 Toolbox Emoji
- 🧲 Magnet Emoji
- 🧯 Fire Extinguisher Emoji
- ⛔ No Entry Emoji
- 🚫 Prohibited Emoji
- 📛 Name Badge Emoji
- 🈲 Japanese ‘Prohibited’ Button Emoji
- 🈴 Japanese ‘Passing Grade’ Button Emoji
Red is a great color overall. It beautifies everything and can make anything look brighter and more confident. If you’re looking for the perfect red emoji, we hope this list helps out quite a bit.