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.
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.
- For a little orange in interior design, check out this post from Cottage Home Decorating.
- If you’re looking for inspiration, try Color In Design: Orange.
- The Llewellyn Encyclopedia offers an article on the Seat Chakra, also known as Svadhisthana, which is associated with the color orange, emotion, sexuality, pleasure and polarity.
- About.com tells you How to Use Orange in Feng Shui.
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.