Ah, the color orange. Orange radiates with warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. In Europe and America, the color orange is commonly associated with amusement, the unconventional, extroverts, fire, activity, danger, taste and aroma, and the autumn season. In Asia, it is an important symbolic color of Buddhism and Hinduism.
The color orange is named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit. Delicious!
In the realm of fashion, orange clothing and orange accessories are bright, stimulating, and whet the senses. Relish your wardrobe and rejuvenate your spirits simply by dressing in oh my gosh orange!
Orange Fun Fact: The word orange comes from the Old French orenge, from the old term for the fruit, pomme d’orenge. That name comes from the Arabic naranj, through the Persian naranj, derived from the Sanskrit naranga. The first recorded use of orange as a color name in English was in 1512, in a will now filed with the Public Record Office.
Orange you glad that you can wear orange?
In addition to orange being stimulating to the senses, the color orange is also stimulating to the appetite. Orange bon appetite! Think oranges, tangerines, pumpkins, carrots and peaches. Yummy yummy to the tummy!
Orange clothing looks great when worn as one solid color, or when mixed with black or white. Another color that compliments orange well is yellow. In fact, the color orange is between the color red and yellow on the spectrum of light, and in the traditional color wheel used by painters.
No matter how much orange is in your clothing, I feel that orange lipstick or lip gloss is quite the bomb! Orange lips seem to set off any skin tone, and looks almost as va va voom sexy as red lipstick! Orange garments and orange lipstick is well, an orange overload of fabulous fun!
There are various shades of orange, to a yellowish, gold orange to an almost red orange. And then, for the bold, brazen, daring diva, there is bright orange orange!
The Color Orange Represents:
- Risk Taking
- Social Communication and Interaction
Orange Not So Fun Fact But a Happy Ending: The color orange is associated with divorce. The optimism of the color orange helps people move on – it is forward thinking and outward thinking. The color orange helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.
In the fashion world, orange clothing and orange ensembles light up the runway and any room. Step out in lively orange and come alive!
For a fun, festive feel for your feet, try some orange heels. Rock orange while you walk!
Cute orange heels. A treat for the feet!
Orange Fun Fact: Some variations of the color orange are peach, golden orange, amber, burnt orange, dark orange and tangerine.
What should you do if you wake up feeling tired and blue? Dress in orange from head to toe, your misery will bother you no more!
In ancient Egypt. artists used an orange mineral pigment call realgar for tomb paintings, as well as other uses. Orange was also used later by Medieval artists for the coloring of manuscripts. Pigments were also made in ancient times from a mineral known as orpiment. Orpiment was an important item of trade in the Roman Empire and was used as a medicine in China, although it contains arsenic and is highly toxic. Because of its yellow-orange color, orpiment was also a favorite with alchemists searching for a way to make gold, both in China and the West.
On the fashion road to an orange overload!
The color orange in clothing, or variants of orange, look dashing and dazzling for evening wear and casual day or office wear. If you normally dress conservatively, and want to spice your wardrobe up, add orange. Look on the bright side of life, wear orange and forget your strife!
Orange Fun Fact: Orange is a warm and inviting color. It is both physically and mentally stimulating, and it gets people thinking and talking!
Ooh la la orange!
“I need to impress at a meeting I’m chairing next week.”
“Impress in a creative way or come across smart, not meek?”
“I’d like to do both. Blend my creative flair and my brain.”
“Then do something unique. Go against the grain.”
“I’ve gathered my information and I know what I will present.”
“Host the meeting dressed in orange. You’ll sound brilliant and look heaven sent!”
Orange: For a look and feel that pops with fashion passion!
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846