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!
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;
Specialists believe that orange increases our brain's oxygen supply creating a refreshing and stimulant effect;
According to studies, orange is the color most related to fun. That's why it's popular among children;
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.
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;
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; ^-^
Only 3% of women and 2% of men says that orange is their favorite color;
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;
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;
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;
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;
Most "redheads" actually have orange as hair color;
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: