Context: A girl does not like red. She removes her red garden. But the colour red, wether she likes it or not, appears in her dreams. She has no control of her dreams.

  • Only word I can think of is nightmare.
    – user140086
    Commented Oct 7, 2015 at 17:14

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You may choose one of:

or probably a more relevant wrod to your case:


Describing the red color as undesired seems appropriate to me.


I think unwelcome could also work...


she was haunted by the colour red.

according to merriam-webster


of a ghost : to visit or live in (a place)

to keep coming back to the mind of (someone) especially in a way that makes the person sad or upset

  • Maybe you could add a relevant definition for "haunted"?
    – Dog Lover
    Commented Oct 8, 2015 at 1:03

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