The Color Orange

By on November 8, 2014

The Color OrangeThe Color Orange – Flamboyant, Warm, Jovial

A Boomers Know How Series…

Choose the Mood: Selecting Colors for Home and Office

Colors cause an emotional response, impact mood, and even have healing powers.

Carefully choosing paint, wall hangings, and accessories based on color characteristics will help you create exactly the mood you desire for any room in your home or office.

In this series, Boomers Know How will look at what colors mean, and how various colors influence our lives.

Part Five: The Color Orange – Flamboyant, Warm, Jovial

The color orange excites the senses and invigorates the body. Orange symbolizes optimism. It will rejuvenate and uplift the spirit.

Warmth, happiness, creativity, pleasure, and intimacy…these are all terms associated with the flamboyant color orange.

Color therapists use orange to inspire joy and counteract depression.

Restaurants use shades of orange to stimulate the appetite and encourage community.

Orange is also the color of the extrovert, the adventurer and risk-taker. It inspires confidence and independence.

Orange stimulates a creative flair for new ideas, a sense of enthusiasm, and spontaneity.

And as Frank Sinatra once said, “Orange is the happiest color.”

Introduce the color orange into your home where you want:

  • To create a welcoming and uplifting environment
  • To promote interaction and relaxed conversation
  • To inspire a sense of joy and enthusiasm
  • To encourage optimism and counteract depression
  • To generate a warm-hearted, caring and intimate feeling

In work environments orange:

  • Is a nurturing color for social interaction
  • Will encourage creativity and stimulate ideas
  • Builds a sense of confidence and independence
  • Encourages an optimistic and cheerful atmosphere

Take a moment to look at the color orange in the image used to illustrate this article. How does it make you feel? Use your reactions and feelings as a guideline to where and when you use the color orange.

Part One: The Color Blue—Calm and Comforting is available HERE.

Part Two: The Color Gold—Good Health, Confidence, and Willpower is available HERE.

Part Three: The Color Pink—Love, Romance, Tenderness, and Hope is available HERE.

Part Four: The Color Green—Tranquility and Harmony is available HERE.


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