Mrs. Higginbothan, six grade grammar teacher, often told us that "livid" can be many colors, but red is not one of them. It can reflect anger, but the color is usually gray or grayish-blue - not red.
"Her face turned red. She was obviously livid ..." is taken from a popular story on SOL.
Was Mrs. Higginbotham right? If so, has the definition changed since her time? If Mrs. Higginbotham addressed the question, it must have been an issue way back then. Is it still an issue today?