Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography


The Color Orange


The color of adventure and social communication


The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow.


Orange relates to ‘gut reaction’ or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow.


Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.


The color psychology of orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating our spirit. In fact orange is so optimistic and uplifting that we should all find ways to use it in our everyday life, even if it is just an orange colored pen that we use.


Orange brings spontaneity and a positive outlook on life and is a great color to use during tough economic times, keeping us motivated and helping us to look on the bright side of life.


With its enthusiasm for life, the color orange relates to adventure and risk-taking, inspiring physical confidence, competition and independence. Those inspired by orange are always on the go!





  1. A welcome warm post on a winter day
    Perfect for the challenge!

  2. I like your choices Francine!

  3. Hi Francine. What a wonderful post – it has been a very long time since I have seen you in my reader. Seeing your post brought a smile to my heart.

  4. It IS uplifting, isn’t it Francine? ๐Ÿ™‚ I have an orange jumper that I love to wear. Happy weekend to you!

  5. A very well thought out post, Francine. Love all your positive oranges, especially the beautiful flowers and tree. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  6. Thanks, you’ve made me think differently about orange!

  7. Beautiful set!
    Best regards, Dina

  8. Beautiful Orange gallery… lovely… ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. These are all so wonderfully colorful. It’s difficult to pick one. You’ve interpreted the challenge extremely well, Francine. : )

  10. Wonderful images of orange, Francine.

  11. Awesome orange! You made it pop beautifully!

  12. Francine! Long time no see. Love all your choices this week!!

  13. Great selection – now I can’t wait until it’s warm enough to get the kayaks out!

  14. what a beautiful collection of orange things. i had never realized how many orange images were in my archives – and this challenge made me realize how much i like the colour. thanks for sharing.

  15. Great captured Francine ๐Ÿ™‚

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