Orange

The Orange Gallery

A gallery of all the orange images used thus far.

Astronauts Wear Orange

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NASA wasn’t trying to make a fashion statement when it picked bright orange for the spacesuits astronauts wear when they launch and land on the space shuttle.

In fact, that bright hue called International Orange was chosen for safety, because it stands out so well against a landscape.

“It’s highly visible for search and rescue,” said Brian Daniel, shuttle crew escape subsystem manager at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “It’s one of the most visible colors, especially for sea rescue.”

The same shade of orange coats San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and Japan’s 1,090-foot (333-meter) tall Tokyo Tower.

The shuttle ascent and entry suit, called the Advanced Crew Escape Suit (ACES), is a pressurized shell designed to help an astronaut survive if an accident occurred during liftoff or landing. The suit contains a supply of air and water, along with a parachute and survival gear such as radios, flares and medicine.

The current version of the suit was adopted in 1994, though the previous version, called the Launch Entry Suit (LES), was the same color. [Graphic: Cosmic Apparel Over the Years]

Before the space shuttle, U.S. astronauts wore white or silver suits.

And today’s NASA astronauts wear a completely different suit for spacewalks, or extravehicular activities (EVAs). These suits are designed for a different purpose survival in the near-vacuum of space, rather than survival on Earth.

Thus EVA suits are white, which reflects the strong heat of the sun and stands out against the black expanse of space. These suits are called Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs), and are even bulkier than the ACES. They include temperature control, breathable air and drinkable water, and a tough shell to prevent small pieces of space junk, called micrometeoroids, from harming the astronauts.

Russia has its own spacesuits the Sokol suit for launch and landing, and the Orlan suit for spacewalks for those flying aboard Soyuz spacecraft. Both of these suits are white, and function similarly to their U.S. counterparts, with some differences.

China the third nation to independently launch humans into space has its own custom-designed spacesuits for spacewalking called Feitian suits, modeled on Orlan suits. Chinese astronauts have worn suits that closely resemble Sokol suits for launch and landing.

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Color Matters More Than You Realize

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Before snuggling up to a warm fire with a hot cup of cocoa this winter, you may want to take a second look at the cup holding the chocolate. The warm beverage may taste more flavorful in an orange cup or cream-colored cup, a new study suggests.

The results add to past work showing how factors that have nothing to do with food preparation can affect the taste of food.

“The color of the container where food and drink are served can enhance some attributes like taste and aroma,” said study co-author Betina Piqueras-Fiszman, a researcher at the Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, in a statement.

In general, how people perceive taste is influenced by many factors unrelated to the actual food. Past studies have shown that the color of the plate, the price on a bottle of wine, and the verbal description of food can affect people’s enjoyment of dishes and drinks alike.

To see how hot chocolate enjoyment was affected by cup color, Piqueras-Fiszman and her colleagues asked 57 participants to rate samples of the same delicious beverage in four colors of plastic cup: white, cream, orange and red. (All cups were white on the inside.)

The participants said the drink was more flavorful when served in a cream- or orange-colored cup. Interestingly, participants rated the orange- and cream-colored cups of cocoa tastier despite the fact that participants didn’t say there were any significant differences in sweetness or aroma between the colored cups.

The new results may help restaurant owners and Martha Stewart types serve cocoa in a cup that maximizes the enjoyment of the hot drink.

The findings were published in the October issue of the Journal of Sensory Studies.

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Orange – In Depth

“Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.”
— Wassily Kandinsky

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The color orange is named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit. The word comes from the Old French orenge, from the old term for the fruit, pomme d’orenge. That name comes from the Arabic naranj, through the Persian naranj, derived from the sanskrit naranga.

The first recorded use of orange as a color name in English was in 1512, in a will now filed with the Public Record Office. Before this word was introduced to the English-speaking world, the color was referred to as ġeolurēad (yellow-red).

In the 18th century, orange was sometimes used to depict the robes of Pomona, the goddess of fruitful abundance; her name came from the pomon, the Latin word for fruit.

Oranges themselves became more common in northern Europe, thanks to the 17th century invention of the heated greenhouse, a building type which became known as an orangerie.

Seeing Orange:

Orange is the color most easily seen in dim light or against the water, making it the color of choice for life rafts, life jackets or buoys. It is worn by people wanting to be seen, including highway workers and lifeguards. Prisoners are also sometimes dressed in orange clothing to make them easier to see during an escape. Lifeguards on the beaches of Los Angeles County, both real and in television series, wear orange swimsuits to make them stand out. The Golden Gate Bridge at the entrance of San Francisco Bay is painted international orange to make it more visible in the fog.

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Spectral coordinates

  • Wavelength: 590620 nm
  • Frequency: 505480 THz

Color coordinates

  • Hex triplet: #FFA500
  • RGBB: (255, 165, 0)
  • CMYKH: (0, 50, 100, 0)

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.

Using The Color Orange

I advise students on the subject of color as follows:
If it looks good enough to eat, use it. 
~ Abe Ajay

Two men wearing orange, the royal color, celebrated Queen Beatrix's abdication ceremony.

Wearing orange:

Orange is the color of social communication and optimism. Wearing orange during times of stress, or shock can help to balance your emotions. It can bring about the willingness to embrace new ideas with enjoyment and a sense of exploration and creative play.

Put orange in your life when there is:

  • A feeling of bleakness and boredom, particularly where there is a sense that time is really dragging.
  • A lack of interest in what is going on around you, even to the degree of disdaining to become involved in any way.
  • A resentment of changes in familiar routines and an obsessive need to have things in their “proper” place.
  • Over-seriousness – taking oneself too seriously, lack of humor and playfulness in life.
  • A fear of experiencing pleasure through the senses and of enjoying sensuality.
  • An inability to let go of the past. Especially apparent after an accident or shock where the mind continually revolves around the issues involved – the “what if” and the “if only” …
  • A problem with blocked experiences in life, such as a decrease in personal creativity.

Questions to ask yourself when drawn to orange:

  • Is there a need to let go of old, worn out ideas, things, and/or emotions?
  • What is blocking you?
  • What are you allowing to block you?

Loving orange:

Orange is not the most common favorite color. Someone who likes orange is alive with feelings, the ability to nurture, and can intuit a path to success. If your favorite color is orange, you don’t have an “off” switch when it comes to passion. This is all good stuff, but there’s nothing casual about the connections this kind of person usually forges.

Orange represents the warmth of the fire. It brings even more energy than yellow, celebration and great abundance, comfort, enjoyment of the senses. Warm, sociable, dynamic and independent people who dedicate themselves to whatever they do.

Not loving orange:

A person who has an aversion to orange may have suppressed sexual feelings or other difficulties with sensual enjoyment of life. The attitude can also be over-sensual, indulgent, or too materialistic.

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.

Variations of the Color Orange

“In my head, the sky is blue, the grass is green and cats are orange.”
― Jim Davis

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Peach: Peach encourages great communication and conversation. It inspires good manners and puts people at ease. It has all the attributes of orange but in a much softer, gentler and more cautious form.

Golden Orange: This version of orange encourages vitality and self control.

Amber: Amber helps to inspire greater confidence and better self-esteem. It can promote a degree of arrogance.

Burnt Orange: This color emits a negative vibration indicating pride, tension and aggressive self-assertion.

Dark Orange: Dark orange indicates over-confidence and over-ambition. It tries too hard to prove its worth and to boost its self-esteem, but when it fails, which is often, it develops a chip on its shoulder. It is the color of the opportunist, taking selfish advantage of every situation.

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.

Orange – The Correspondences

“I feel a little dizzy,” said Orion. “But also wonderfully elated. I feel that I am on the verge of finding a rhyme for the word orange.”
~The Atlantis Complex
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Foods that work in an orange way:

  • Lack of orange, and orange energy foods can be evident in physical constipation, stiffness in muscles and joints, and stagnation in other areas of life such as “writer’s or artist’s block.”
  • Orange foods help with release of toxins and stress from the body by encouraging the system to become more efficient in the natural. This aids relaxation and release of stress as the body lets go of unwanted and waste products.
  • Orange foods contain key nutrients that support and maintain the reproductive systems. These foods can also aid the flow of creativity on other levels too.
  • Oranges, peaches, apricots, pumpkin, peppers, carrots, brown rice, sesame seeds, oats, shellfish, tangerines,  mangoes.

Vitamins and supplements that work in an orange way:

  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

Orange Essential Oils:

  • Citronnella
  • Bergamont
  • Orange

Orange Crystals and Stones:

  • Coral
  • Carnelian
  • Fire Agate
  • Orange Calcite
  • Copper
Orange gemstones contain some of the fiery energies of red, but are gentler with a more creative spirit. They are used to promote personal power and are useful for people who could use more self esteem. Carry or place orange gemstones around your home or office to stimulate creativity, mental quickness, ability to adjust to changes.

Symbolic Meanings:

  • Balance between spirit and sexuality
  • Fertility and yet virginity
  • Energy
  • The sun,

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.

Healing With The Color Orange

“When everybody is planting apples a visionary plants oranges.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo Martinez

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Overview:

Orange is associated with the spleen chakra, which regulates circulation and metabolism. Orange stimulates the thyroid gland, is a respiratory stimulant, but a depressant of parathyroid action. The orange vibration expands the lungs. Orange promotes happiness and joyousness. Orange is used to treat depression, hypothyroidism and kidney and lung problems, such as asthma and bronchitis. Its complement is blue.

Orange has an antispasmatic effect. It is useful for muscle spasms or cramps of all kinds. Orange acts on the spleen and the pancreas to help assimilation and circulation. It aids the calcium metabolism of the body and strengthens the lungs.  Orange stimulates the milk producing action of the breast after child birth. Orange stimulates and increases the pulse rate without affecting the blood pressure.

Orange can assist us in healing conditions of the spleen, pancreas, stomach, intestines, adrenals, food assimilation, and depression.

Individuals experiencing emotional paralysis can be helped with this color, especially the peach shades. Peach is a color that strengthens the aura and gives it a little extra cushioning in recovery processes. It and most shades of orange can be used to revitalize the physical body. It makes a good tonic after a bout of illness, for it is strengthening to the eliminative system of the body.

Healing with the color orange:

  • In healing work, orange is used to raise energy levels, increase immunity, and to increase sexual potency.
  • Orange stimulates the lungs, the respiration and the digestion and is good for all digestive ailments, chest and kidney diseases.
  • Constipation, muscular cramps and spasms, insufficient lactation, skin problems, allergies, repression and inhibition.
  • Orange will have a gentle warming effect if used lightly.
  • An antidote for depression, loneliness and tiredness.
  • Orange color and food provides vital energetic supports for vegetarians.
  • Good for chest conditions, chronic rheumatism and asthma.
  • It can recharge the etheric body which is the template for the physical body.
  • Increases the activity of the thyroid.
  • Reliefs muscle cramps and spasms.
  • Good for lactation as it increases the amount of mothers milk.

Contra-Indications:

  • Orange should not be used for too long.
  • It is not a good color for nervous people or those who are easily over excited or prone to anxiety.
  • Too much orange may adversely affects the nerves.
  • Orange should be balanced with shades of green-blues.

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.

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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