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Image by Louise 1) sunset in NY, 2) flowers in Spain 3) umbrella in Spain 4) lantern in Spain, 5) glass bar sculpture in Spain.

“Juicy Orange”

Orange lies between red and yellow on the visible light spectrum and influences vitality with endurance. Like red, it is associated with sexuality, but in a gentler way.

It stimulates activity and encourages socialization. It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. People who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere.

I always think of beautiful warm sunsets or of course – lots of juicy oranges to eat!

Orange in design

Orange is a colour that really stands out, even at a distance. It seems to shout, “Hey, look at me!”

It’s less aggressive than red but can be used in a similar way to grab attention and highlight important areas of a design.

Orange as in the fruit conveys thoughts of sun, vitamin C and health. It also has links with autumn and change; autumn leaves changing from green to orange to brown.

Generally, it’s a great color to attract attention without offending or stopping anyone in their tracks.

Orange stories

* Orange is the Netherlands’ national color, dating back to the Dutch War of Independence and the rebel Prince of Orange.

* American Indians associate the color orange with kinship.

* In China and Japan, orange is used to symbolize happiness and love.

Orange energy

Orange is the colour of emotions, sexuality and creativity and is represented by the sacral chakra in our own energy system.

The vibration if orange can be used to stimulate creativity, action and appetite.

Orange is linked with joy and happiness and it gives freedom to our thoughts and feelings allowing the body its freedom to natural joyful movements. Orange is said to bring about change in our biochemical structure which can help lift depression. Spiritually, this color challenges us to examine our beliefs.

Wearing orange during times of stress, or shock can help to balance your emotions. You are more likely to embrace new ideas with enjoyment and a sense of exploration and creative play.

Louise’s art and photography in orange

Orange for the 5 senses

Smell: Orange peel or orange blossom

Taste: Earthy carrots, pumpkin and juicy citrus orange juice

Listen to: Orange Blossom Special by Johnny Cash

Say:. “Orange is the happiest color.” — Frank Sinatra

See: Why not grab your camera and explore the world outside your door to find orange in the world around you?

 

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