Do you like the color orange? Apparently, it’s one of those colors you either love or hate, and, statistically, it’s one of the most under-used colors in our society.
Perhaps it’s because we don’t understand the broad range of the significance of this happy-bright color, or we judge its chirpy intensity as being over the top?
Orange sits between red and yellow on the warm side of the color wheel. It borrows some passionate energy from red and balances it out with the sunny warmth of yellow.
Orange radiates the positive energy of happiness, creativity, invigoration, vitality, sociability and optimism. It’s an attention-grabbing color often used in graphics, signage and those orange barrier cones cautioning danger ahead.
Orange is the color of the second chakra (energy centers in the body), relating to emotional reactions, as opposed to the physical reaction of red below it or the mental reaction of yellow above it.
If you’re ever in need of emotional strength during difficult times, perky orange can help you bounce back from disappointment, despair and grief. Simultaneously, orange helps you honor your emotions, allowing them to be felt until spent.
Orange helps elicit a positive outlook on life. Is it any wonder it reappeared in the fashion scene during the recent tough economic times? Orange brings motivation, supporting you to look at the bright side of life. You’ve undoubtedly heard the expression, when life gives you oranges…
Orange helps you feel free, extroverted and uninhibited. With its enthusiastic vibe, orange relates to adventure and risk-taking, inspiring physical confidence, competition and independence. It helps you take action and make changes in your life.
Yet it’s also a color of self-respect and respect toward others. If you want to stimulate authentic social communication, put people in a room with some orange in it. Since orange sits between the red chakra (survival energy) and the yellow chakra (mental energy), it receives both physical and mental stimulation, balancing those two aspects with the added spice of emotion.
Is there some way you could add some orange into your life? What about planting a lovely hibiscus plant bursting with tropical orange flowers? Paint an accent wall with a more muted shade of orange? Or doodle with an orange pen just for fun? How about making a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice for someone you love, just because. Or maybe just notice orange accents that pop up in nature and let them do their happy dance for you!
Maybe it’s time to embrace (and play with) your inner orange.
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