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The Brightness of Orange

23 June, 2011

Fresh pumpkins. A bright evening sun on a summer’s day. Orange evokes brightness and happiness. Even the scent of oranges, the fruit the color is names after, is said to be energizing.

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Orange is the color of luck. It is the representative of the second chakra. It evokes the warmth of fire. Orange is full of energy. At its best, orange strengthens confidence and contributes to creativity. Orange stimulates. It increases activity, appetite, and socialization. It is a “love it or hate it” color, demanding action. It is a color of enthusiasm and joy, celebration and festivities!

In design, orange is used to create energy and is often used with and juxtaposed to blue and green.

As with red, a little goes a long way. Use sparingly for a little life or an abundance to give life to a project.

How does orange make you feel? How will you use it in your life? I’m enjoying bright orange sunsets and fresh oranges in Florida to bring more joy and energy into my life.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Ali 23 June, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I love orange – I tend to favor the dark, pumpkin Fall orange shades, I guess because I like a little extra red passion in my orange tones :). I love wearing orange, too. You don’t see it on other people very often, and I get a lot of compliments on it.

    I’ve just started getting into chakra meditation, so that article on the second chakra was really interesting. Great post!

    • Reply cloverdewNo Gravatar 23 June, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      I love orange and found out a few weeks ago that I’m an “Autumn” and I should wear more of it. 🙂

      Glad you liked the article on the chakra. I haven’t done much with chakra meditation, but I really should learn more about it. Always seems to help my whole body feel better.

  • Reply iroamaroundNo Gravatar 23 June, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Painted my toes Orange a few weeks ago, amazing what it did for my mood.

    • Reply cloverdewNo Gravatar 23 June, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      Love it! Speaking of, I need to paint my nails again. My favorite nail polish of late is neon pink!

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