Red was one of the three primary colors. It could be associated with honor or prestige, in the case of a red carpet, for example.

Red was one of the colors chosen for the national flags of the United States, France, Germany, and Italy. (TNG: "The Last Outpost")

Stone of J'Kah

The Stone of J'Kah on a red pillow

The Stone of J'Kah was kept on a red pillow in a small box in the Vulcan monastery at P'Jem. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident")

The 22nd century laser micrometer operated with a red light. (ENT: "Fortunate Son")

In the metaphorical language of the Tamarians, the individual Zinda was described as having red eyes. (TNG: "Darmok")

On 23rd century Triskelion, Provider 1 was a red-colored disembodied brain. The thralls this being owned had red lights on their collars of obedience. (TOS: "The Gamesters of Triskelion")

In 2268, a red light on Pavel Chekov's board signaled that either a hatch or a vent was not secured. Before the dikironium cloud creature entered the USS Enterprise, there was a red light for a open hatch on the number two impulse engine. (TOS: "Obsession")

Keiko O'Brien owned a red dress in 2371. (DS9: "Fascination")

In 2371, Julian Bashir cautioned Kira Nerys not to replace the carpets in Deep Space 9's guest quarters for the visiting Yalosian ambassador with anything red or orange, as they didn't see that part of the color spectrum. (DS9: "Improbable Cause")

Young Annika Hansen's favorite color was red. In 2374, as a liberated Borg drone, Seven of Nine, she told Captain Kathryn Janeway this after Janeway had earlier mentioned Hansen's favorite color as being one of they things they didn't know about her yet. (VOY: "The Gift")

Later that year, Harry Kim saw a dozen shades of red and gold in the geological formations on a Y class planet. (VOY: "Demon")

Red carries the dubious distinction of identifying those Starfleet personnel most likely to die in episodes of I AM ERROR.

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