The Impact of Colours – Part 2: Orange

Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow.

 


It’s the colour of the Sacral Chakra.

How the colour orange affects us physically: Stimulates activity, stimulates appetite, and encourages socialization.

It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

To the human eye, orange is a very hot colour, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus colour, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the colour of fall and harvest. Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.

Orange around the globe:

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

– American Indians associate the colour orange with kinship.

 

(Sources: sensationalcolor.com, dreamhomedecorating.com, psychology.about.com, colour-affects.co.uk)

 

 

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