Sunday, October 23, 2011

Word of the Week: Orange

I love the color orange! One of my all-time favorite colors.

And what better time of year to celebrate the color orange than Autumn?

The color of energy, warmth, creativity...when I'm wearing orange, it always makes me feel more upbeat and happy too.

I've been considering this jacket over at LL Bean in a beautiful deep orange, what do you think?


Here are some of my favorite photos, featuring the color orange:

These are all file photos because the colors here are still pretty bland. Mostly mossy greens and browns to look at. Definitely a late start this year, to all the beautiful fall colors.

Do you love orange too? Please share your reasons why.


And some interesting information about the color: orange, from the Color Wheel Pro site:

"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."


Anonymous said...

Actually, not too much, except in flowers and foliage.
I do like the jacket though, I would gett blue or green.

SandyCarlson said...

I love the fire and passion of this color. Thanks for a gorgeous post.

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...


This is a good word of the week - it fits well with the season.

I think this jacket in orange would be great for you, with your colouring. And it is nice to have something really lovely to wear in the cooler weather, I think it lifts one's spirit! As well, it's a very good price,

I love your photos here, I always have loved orange flowers!

I love orange - I find it cheerful, and warm.

Hey, Mr. Ched, you'll need to remind your Meowmie, that you're orange too! :)

Have a good week, Geraldine!

© Westlander Poetry said...

such a vibrant, wonderful color! continue to embrace it Geraldine!

Geraldine said...

Hi SandyL, I love the gold and green for this jacket too, but orange is so striking I think. I like your new avatar photo btw.

Hi SandyC, I know you're an orange lover Sandy, a color that fits with your personality so well. thanks for your very kind words.

Hi Brenda, I would assume that you wear a lot of different shades of orange, with your dark red hair Brenda, such a good combo. and yes, the Ched is a wonderful shade of deep toasty orange. I told him you mentioned that. And yes, I do really want that jacket, and what a great price, I agree.

Hi Deb, How nice to see you again and thank you!

Happy Week, G

Petr Mihulka said...

This is a nice coincidence. In my home there's lot of is orange color in- and outside and I actually call it "Orange home". Look at the pictures:

lissa said...

orange is a great color to cheer you up, especially the leaves during autumn, those are my favorite organge shades

Teri C said...

You are the second person I know that loves orange.
It is close on the color wheel to my fav color, yellow.
Beautiful photos here.
Thank you always keeping your word of the week.

Dianne said...

get the jacket!
it's on sale, half the price
and it's lovely

I'm not a hot color person in general, I prefer cool colors
it you're ever looking for new kitchen stuff, all of the Rachel Ray stuff is orange
I know because my DIL loves orange and so my kitchen quickly went for blue to yellow and orange

Geraldine said...

Hi Petr, I'm going to check out your house pics, sounds lovely!

Hi Lissa, I prefer burnt orange, darker orange shades too, the ones in nature. Although a "popsicle" orange color is nice in the middle of summer! LOL

Hi Teri, I actually have a lot of colors I love. Green first, but yellow, orange, red...follow close behind. I bet you look great in yellow!

Hi Dianne, Nice to see you again. Yes, I do hope to get the jacket, I'm actually debating between the orange and the gold color. I know what you mean about the RR stuff, it's so pretty. Definitely a good choice for the kitchen.

Happy Week, G :<)

Joseph said...

There's so many shades of orange. It is a vibrant, energetic color. Great photos too.

Mr. Cheddar said...

Heh Meowmie, Why am I NOT a part of this post???? I am a beautiful shade of orange, much better than these goofey flower photos!

The Ched, Fearless Bug Warrior

I caught 2 flys yesterday, I am so on a roll!!! Snort....

Margie said...

I bought an orange scarf when in Nova Scotia and when I wear it, I feel so happy!

Wonderful post!
Wonderful pictures!
Love the new profile picture, Geraldine.

Margie x

Quiet Paths said...

Yum, I love orange in nature. This really brightened up my room looking at the photos!

Lorraine said...

So very true there are no happier colour than orange, so go for it buy it, it'll look good on you, in fact orange is one of the best colour on me, and it probably is on everyone

Geraldine said...

Hi Joe, It is such a vibrant, energetic color, I agree. And so many, many shades.

Hi Ched, Yes, Brenda has a very good point. But you were featured here, just a while ago. And over at My Real Life Reviews. You are definitely orange and beautiful though!!!

Hi Margie, Great to see you again. I think orange would look fantastic on you, with your beautiful gold colored hair. I hope NS was a great trip. Lovely province. Thank you re: my new avatar photo. I love hats!!!

Hi Christine, I'm glad you enjoyed this post. Nice to see you again.

Hi Lorraine,I actually want the gold one and the orange one! I love LL Bean stuff, it's a site I need to stay away from actually LOL. I've already got plenty of clothes.

Happy Thursday, G :<)

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