Red as a status symbol

During the control of the Romans only the emperor was allowed to wear purple dyed clothes. The senators had to be satisfied with a purple ribbon on their toga. Also the German emperors and the cardinals used purple coloured clothes as a status symbol of power. Up to the French Revolution a dressing rule determined, who was allowed to wear what and which colours. Only the rich aristocrats were allowed to wear pure colours. (Thomas Seilnacht)


Red as protection against bad influences and as a sign for luck and good feeling (red roses)