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Orange Represents

Adventure and risk taking: Orange promotes physical confidence and enthusiasm – sportsmen and adventure-seekers relate well to orange.

Social communication and interaction: Orange stimulates two-way conversation between people – in a dining room when entertaining it stimulates conversation as well as appetite.

Friendship: Group socializing, parties, the community – wherever people get together to have fun and socialize orange is a good choice.

Divorce: The optimism of the color orange helps people move on – it is forward thinking and outward thinking.


Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.


To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.

Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.

Orange Flowers

Effects of Orange

Enthusiasm: Orange is optimistic and extroverted – the color of the uninhibited.

Rejuvenation: Orange helps to restore balance to our physical energies.

Stimulation: Orange is not as passionate or as excitable as red, but it is stimulating, particularly to the appetite – the worst color to have in the kitchen if you want to lose weight.

Courage: Orange helps us to take account of our lives, to face the consequences, to take action and make appropriate changes, and then to move onward and upward.

Vitality: Orange has a more balanced energy than red, not as passionate and aggressive, but full of vitality.

See more information on the color orange, here.

Orange Flowers

I have combined two challenges into one post because I felt they went well together. First A Word A Week Challenge: Orange and Second Weekly Image of Life: Nature’s Bliss.

Nature provides us with the beautiful color of orange in the fall of the year and again in the spring with the birth of beautiful flowers.




  1. I love the flowers.

  2. What a fascinating collection of info!

  3. Fabulous orange blooms! Thanks for the trivia 🙂

  4. My son’s favourite colour is orange and he embodies all of its positive attributes!

  5. Beautiful captures Francine 🙂

  6. Beautiful photographs, fascinating information.

  7. Wow Francine, great post. Now I know a lot more about orange than I ever expected!!

  8. Wow. Where’s the LOVE button!

  9. I think I need an orange table cloth! Thanks for giving me the idea.

  10. Warm and welcoming blog post with all that glowing orange. Good info, too, Francine.

  11. Francine, I never knew all this about orange. I love the oranges of citrus and autumn. All your photos are wonderful. 🙂

  12. I really really like this post…both your images and the “lesson” on the color orange. You’ve taught me a lot. From now on, I will view orange with much more respect.

  13. Such a beautifully written and photographed post, Francine. Those orange blooms are gorgeous!

  14. Blissful orange inspiration, Francine!!!
    🙂 xxxxx

  15. Beautiful flowers

  16. Orange is so vibrant, makes everything around it look alive. 🙂

  17. Gorgeous photos!

  18. I love orange. I feel bold and alive when I wear orange. Thanks for sharing the color and the effects. Note to self: wear more orange. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

  19. Now I know why my son loves this color so much. It does represent a lot of his personality. He loves adventures and meeting kids. He has a spirit as vibrant as the color orange. Oh, and he bought a shoe last weekend with an orange theme too. Beautiful pictures.

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  21. Love the infi, Francine. The colorful orange flowers grand.

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