The Color Orange
“It’s different and bold. It stands out amongst a blank world of black, white, and gray. Orange is the early morning sun stretching across the sky and the color of a burning ember standing tall in the middle of a beach bonfire. It’s leaves in the fall, carrots in Nana’s vegetable soup on a cold winter day, tulips in the spring, and the ladybugs in the middle of the grassy park on a hot summer afternoon. Orange is life. It’s unexpected but beautiful.”
― Aly Martinez
Orange has two aspects that we see time and time again, pivoting between the material and spiritual worlds, which is not surprising given that the color itself is a balance between red and yellow. As such, it represents the second (sacral) chakra.
Orange is a vibrant, cheerful color that definitely lifts the spirits. Next to red, it is the color most popular for extroverts, and as a symbol of activity. In Europe and America, orange is commonly associated with amusement, the unconventional, fire, activity, danger, taste and aroma, the autumn season, and Protestantism. In Asia, it is an important symbolic color of Buddhism and Hinduism.
Orange creates balance. In times of stress, or after a shock or a surprise, wearing shades of orange can help the body to return to a state of balance. Orange will have a gentle warming effect if used lightly.
Curiosity is one of the driving characteristics of the orange vibration and this brings exploration and creativity, particularly on a practical level. In terms of subtle bodies, it is linked to the mental body in both its logical and conceptual form.
In marketing psychology, orange is used to make an expensive product seem more affordable and has been used to indicate that a product is suitable for everyone.
Orange is as sensual as it gets. Orange is a mellowed red – and it takes primal, lusty urges and mellows them with a softer vibe. Orange is the color of early attractions, emotional responses, and inner magnetism. It is also close to gold, the color of success and wealth.
Note: This post was compiled by Shirley Twofeathers for Color Therapy, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.
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