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Color Inspiration - Orange

Sun Jun 7, 2015, 12:23 PM
This is the second of a 7 part journal about colors. I'll take the opportunity of the 7 Days Color Challenge to share some material I've been gathering recently. 



.: Orange is the New Color by Picolo-kun


I've been obsessed with colors since I started to work with them and it's really nice to know their meanings and symbolism before applying them on a project. Hope you enjoy it!





:bulletorange: Before the orange fruit was introduced in Europe, there wasn't a word to designate this color. The color was inicially referred to as ġeolurēad (yellow-red) for reddish orange;


:bulletorange:Specialists believe that orange increases our brain's oxygen supply creating a refreshing and stimulant effect;


Capybara by GaudiBuendia



:bulletorange: According to studies, orange is the color most related to fun. That's why it's popular among children;


:bulletorange: Orange is the complementary color of Blue even on its meanings. Blue tranquilizes, as it's the color of reflection and silence as orange represents the opposite qualities. 


quality time by genicecream



:bulletorange: An orange egg yolk is more appetizing than a yellow one. That's because orange triggers our appetite. It's even said that this color helps in digestion;


:bulletorange: The color of a cup makes your brain increase the flavor of a beverage. According to studies, hot chocolate gets yummier on an orange mug; ^-^



:bulletorange:Only 3% of women and 2% of men says that orange is their favorite color;




Paper Tiger by contraomnes




:bulletorange: There are officially 45 orange shades cataloged. A lot of them have earthy colors, and others can be labeled as yellow or red due to the high amount of these pigments mixed with orange;


:bulletorange: Not related specifically to orange but did you know there's a list of every color's name? Please take a look at it (useful for writers): List of colors;



:bulletorange: The excessive amount of orange on a room may cause people to get euphoric. Anxiety and flutter are some of the negative vibrations caused by the orange color;






:bulletorange: Dalai Lama and other monks are always wearing shades of orange because in Buddhism, it means transformation, courage and spiritual sacrifice. It's the Illumination color, the highest degree of perfection;


:bulletorange: Most "redheads" actually have orange as hair color;



:bulletorange:This color is related to creativity, as it arouses the mind and it helps on the assimilation of new ideas;



I'll be back soon with some yellow facts for you! Good luck on everyone completing the color challenge ヽ(^◇^ )/




Featured orange artworks to inspire you:



Orange Gerbera by OrangeGirl69 Red Orange by DanielaUhlig Orange Juice by Qinni<da:thumb id="529762381"/> orange moon by gimei Why must this story be told by Jeniak Nineteen Eighty something. by PascalCampion Untitled by RHADS Patisseries by Pendalune Randy Gallegos: Vero's Fire by gallegosart-com Fall by sydniart Once upon time in Asgard by jiuge The Birth by HeliacWolf pumpkin by michalivan Mysterious Signs- loft by DartGarry Across Worlds by jisook86

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:icondartgarry:
DartGarry Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
like this set!
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TomboCreations Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Loving these colour inspiration features Love
Really appreciate the effort you're putting in to make these Worship 
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DTJB Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really enjoy these features.
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MayLouise Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome ! thank you fhe information :)
Have you ever heard of Steiner's approach of colours ?
It's maybe not very interesting at your point (or even dated info) but if you don't, it may be intersting to look out for it...

Anyway, your post gives a lot to think about and is really inspiring :)
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animalover4six Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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animalover4six Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Still working on my orange...it'll be a bit late—hope that's okay!
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:iconruslancodelyoko:
RuslanCodeLyoko Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
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dragona-grace Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
fav.me/d8wk214

I'M LATE I'M SORRY
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manorainfection Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist
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this is really fun, thanks for hosting this challenge, it's the kick that I needed to start drawing!
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Dawn-of-Fire Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
what a fun and informative journal! Looking forward to the next ones :)
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Layla-Chan96 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I am one of the 3% women with orange as favourite color :D 
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:icontoyona:
Toyona Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, all these artworks~ ;-;
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:iconutemmo:
Utemmo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Really interessting facts! :)
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:iconanastasia122:
Anastasia122 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Orange my fav color :3
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:iconpossumpoff:
possumpoff Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist
My favorite color!
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:iconfilofi:
Filofi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
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:icondirection-tru3n0rth:
Direction-Tru3N0rth Featured By Owner Edited Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My entry: direction-tru3n0rth.deviantart.com/art/Wildfire-537974442
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:iconseerlight:
SeerLight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
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JaiyaPapaya Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
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:icontea-doxie:
tea-doxie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Nice! I had no idea there were so many cool facts about the color orange 0:
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:iconglyphron:
Glyphron Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really wish I could take part in this challenge. But I couldn't get anything drawn the first day with everything that was going on. Sigh.... :( Luck isn't on my side this week.
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:iconmistarooster:
MISTAROOSTER Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who says you still cant? Do it yourself . Do some art for you and stick to the guidelines :)
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:iconglyphron:
Glyphron Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. Well, if you put it that way, I will when I have the time. I'm still stuck in all sorts of crazy chaos.
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MISTAROOSTER Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha that's me all the time I can relate :)
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:iconglyphron:
Glyphron Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just keep getting caught up in things.
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:iconorangeisforme:
OrangeIsForMe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Orange has been my favorite color since I was small, and I'm proud to be one of the few to admit that!
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
"The color of a cup makes your brain increase the flavor of a beverage"
I didn't know that! I'll keep that in mind
again great features
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Stettafire Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Writer
it's like my mum alwasy says, 'you eat with your eyes!' I assume the same rule can be applied to drink as well:)
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
indeed, I'll give it a try ahah need to find a orange cup
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:iconstettafire:
Stettafire Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Professional Writer
xD
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:icontechnokami:
TechnOkami Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Orange is mah fav <3
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:iconorangeisforme:
OrangeIsForMe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
yassss
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:iconlbrnd:
lbrnd Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey guys!! this is mine for the 2nd day.
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Purestrongpoem Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting.
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:icontoymakertrinket:
ToymakerTrinket Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Oooh, I like orange! Still, can't wait for blue :3
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sketchwithtiff Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
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:iconcocotteme:
CocotteMe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Wait, until when can we submit orange. Is it 24 hours after you posted this journal?
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:iconkatrinava:
Katrinava Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's my favourite too! It comes close to red but it's awesome and interesting.
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:iconindianimations:
Indianimations Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favourite colour! :la: So I'm in 3% (my lucky number too! 83) 
Thanks for the info! :hug:
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:iconoutlawninja:
OutlawNinja Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
And also my star signs colour, Leo.
Thanks for sharing the information.
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DoomBringerNumber9 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool. To bad I already started mine. 
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Siestalan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey again C: this was interesting to read! This time around there were many facts I didn't already know so I learned a lot from this journal. Can't wait to see what the other ones have to offer ^~^

I guess you're still going through the entries for orange day, but I also wanted to make sure that you get my entry (which is also why I commented here so you'd see me) XD
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Ragamuffin-Q Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Orange is my favorite color.

One of my friend's mom said she never thought she would meet someone who liked orange. And also like that person.

But here I am.
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HigeRoman Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So If you go on and forget to favorite our work does it counts as if we're not in? :C perhaps we missed the deadline???
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Maeyria Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
This is funny xD
I am reading this from a timezone, where it is already green day xD
(Not the band...even though tjeir pretty good with some songs...thts a different topic)
I am totally enjoying myself reading these facts xD

Greetings
Mae^^
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UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
That's really awesome!
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GlassFu Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
glassfu.deviantart.com/art/Day…

Here's my entry for day 2 c:
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:iconbefore-i-sleep:
Before-I-Sleep Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
In love with this, I may have to do it too. :)
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CaptainMockingjay Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
cool facts again!  orange/gold is my second favorite color, because it's the color of fire and it's a complimentary color to blue. Whenever I think of sunset orange I think of Peeta Mellark from the Hunger Games! (I had to say that since it's his favorite color)
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