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Today we are moving to orange! Here is a bit of discussion concerning my absolutely fantabulous favoritest color ever:
Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.
To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.
Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.
Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust.
Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.
Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.
Orange is the happiest color on earth. For me. My mom, on the other hand, finds it dreadful. I bet you can guess that it shows up in my scrapbooks more than hers (if she scrapbooked, that is...). I wear a lot of orange. Solids, usually. I decorate with in in small doses. Usually in patterns, oddly enough--chevron, stripes, ginghams--any will do. Interesting that there is a difference in there between decor and fashion. I wonder how that translates to my pages.
Hmm. I notice lots of patterns (especially tone on tones) and little bits of orange here and there. I don't really have any layouts that are all orange. I did find a couple with bigger splashes...
but even those aren't really oceans of orange as much a bigger puddles.
I also realized that I often pair orange with blue/tourquoise. Perhaps because they are my happy colors??!! That duet came as no surprise!
I hope you have a happy sunshine-y day bathed in radiant orange! Tomorrow is yellow day. See you then!