Orange trigger more controversy than any other hue. It is often associated with something strongly negative or strongly positive. But it is considered to be a "happy color" in many cultures, representing the aspect of joy which raises the spirits and invigorates the observer. It is a vibrant color that attracts the attention of the surroundings. It's associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics, and represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity and determination.
Orange trees are a symbol of love, but in heraldics orange indicates strength and endurance.
Orange is also associated with healthy food and oranges are a great source of Vitamin 'C' (V.C.), which is not produced by the human body but must be taken in.
In China and Japan, orange is used to symbolize love. The second chakra, which is orange, is located near the womb and is associated with creativity.
Orange represents gluttony in Christianity. In western culture this color is often associated with Thanksgiving or Halloween. In religion, orange represents Joy which is considered the catalyst of acting on faith to receive God's blessings.
Shades of Orange Edit
- Happy and showy orange stands for warmth and energy.
- Dark orange can mean betrayal and distrust.
- Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and desire for action.
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