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Orange, a close relative of red, sparks more controversy than any other hue. There is usually strong positive or negative association to orange and true orange generally elicits a stronger "love it" or "hate it" response than other colors. Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy.

Interestingly, some tones of orange, such as terra cotta, peach, and rust have very broad appeal.

How the color orange affects us physically

Stimulates activity

Stimulates appetite

Encourages socialization

Orange: The color of the sacral chakra

Orange is the color of the Sacral Chakra, also known as Svadhisthana.

This chakra is located beneath the naval, close to the genitals. The Sacral Chakra is linked to the sexual organs and reproductive system. Opening this chakra will free fertility and inherent creativity. The Brow Chakra stimulates sexuality and emotions.

Gemstones that will aid the Sacral Chakra include carnelian and orange agate.

Orange around the globe

American Indians associate the color orange with kinship.

Orange is the Netherlands' national color, dating back to the Dutch War of Independence and the rebel Prince of Orange.

In Ireland, the use of orange dates from the reign of William of Orange, the Protestant English king and a Dutch stadholder.

In China and Japan, orange is used to symbolize happiness and love.

Orange County, California

Orange, CA

Orange, NJ

Religious & mythological associations with orange

Orange is representative of "gluttony" in Christianity.

Political associations with orange

Orange is the national color of the Netherlands because its royal family owns the principality of Orange.

In Ireland, the use of orange dates from the reign of William of Orange, the Protestant English king and a Dutch stadholder.

Interesting information about orange

The interior dash lights on older model Suburu cars were orange.

Orange is the color that means "high" in the color-coded threat system established by presidential order in March 2002. This system quickly informs law enforcement agencies when intelligence indicates a change in the terrorist threat facing the United States.

In the United States Army, orange is the color of the United States Army Signal Corps.

Safety orange is a color used to set things apart from their surroundings. Safety orange is the color usually used in the United States for traffic cones, stanchions, barrels, and other construction zone marking devices. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that certain construction equipment must be painted safety orange.

Agent Orange, an herbicide named after the color of its containers, was used in a systematic herbicidal program organized by the US military that ran from 1961 through 1971 in Vietnam. At the time, this program was meant to deny food and jungle cover to Vietnamese liberation forces, but the chemical remained in the water and soil decades later. Dioxin, the toxic compound in Agent Orange, has been shown to cause cancer, birth defects, and organ dysfunction.

Quotes about orange

"Everyone knows that yellow, orange, and red suggest ideas of joy and plenty. I can paint you the skin of Venus with mud, provided you let me surround it as I will." -- Eugene Delacroix

"There is no blue without yellow and without orange." -- Vincent Van Gogh

"If we were to imagine an orange on the blue side or green on the red side or violet on the yellow side, it would give us the same impression as a north wind coming from the southwest." -- Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

"Reds, yellows and oranges conjure up sunlight and fire, while the blues and blue-greens evoke snow and ice, sea, sky and moonlight." -- Anonymous

"Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow." -- Wassily Kandinsky

"Orange is the happiest color." -- Frank Sinatra

"Orange, it seems, may be the best color choice for the competitive player. Though rare in golf apparel and only the seventh most popular color among American consumers, orange is jovial, warm, energetic, forceful, and has a subjective impression of exuberance. It is associated with fruitfulness, adventure, vigor and wholesomeness, plenty of which exists in golf and on the PGA TOUR." -- Michael Patrick Shiels

What it says about you when you buy an orange vehicle

There is no question that the vehicle you drive is an extension of your personality -- an unspoken, but clear message to the rest of the world.

The message you send by driving an Orange vehicle: Fun-loving, talkative, fickle, and trendy.

Songs with orange in the title

"Orange Blossom Special" by Johnny Cash

"Orange Crush" by R.E.M.

"Orange Crush" by Rose Polenzani

"Orange Film Garden" by The Pillows on "Good Dreams"

"Orange Rolls, Angel's Spits" by Sonic Youth on "Dirty"

"Orange Sky" by Alexi Murdoch

"Orange Skies" by Love on "Da Capo"

"Peeling An Orange" by Talk Show

"Pink Orange Red" by Cocteau Twins on "Stars and Topsoil"

"Three Orange Lights" by Atmos



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