All About The Color Orange
I’ll admit – orange hasn’t traditionally been my favorite color. The only shade of orange I would wear would be the burnt orange variety, thanks to my University of Texas roots. Conversely, my mom’s favorite color is orange, because of her Oklahoma State allegiance. Now, that is an altogether different shade of orange! In fact, their tagline is “America’s brightest orange.”
As I mentioned in this month’s Letter from the Editor, this flamboyant color is more polarizing than most – people tend to love it or hate it. There’s something about that notion that makes us love this color even more because, as you know, we’re all about living a bold, colorful life, and when you live bold you also live confidently and self assured.
Whatever your feelings about the color orange, there’s no denying that orange is one of the most dynamic colors out there. It’s a combination of red, which is bold and powerful, and yellow, which is joyful and happy. It’s attention grabbing, stimulating, and vivacious. And for all those reasons and more, orange is a color worth investigating further.
So, let’s dive into everything about the color orange! Whether you’re wondering about the history of the color orange, what color goes well orange, how to style an orange dress, or anything else about the color orange, we have ya covered!
Facts About the Color Orange
Before we get into how to wear orange, let’s take a moment to explore the history of the color orange, shall we? Did you know…
The term ‘orange’ was first used in the 1500s, and it was taken from an Old French word ‘orenge,’ which was in reference to the fruit of that same color and name.
Orange is the easiest color to see in low / dim / dark lighting. This is why life jackets, life boats, traffic cones, and other safety related items are typically this hue.
The color has been known to be a popular one in restaurants to encourage the feeling hunger and contentment. It’s an appetite stimulator.
In Feng Shui, orange represents fire.
Biblically, orange is associated with saints and represents strength and courage.
Nobility were the only ones during the Elizabethan Era who could wear orange.