Orange is a vibrant color that brings out energy, stimulates emotion, conversation and even hunger. When I visualize orange I see nature; the sunset, flowers in bloom and turning leaves. When I taste orange, it tastes like sweet citrus or spices. It is a color that is alive, fun loving and expressive. The Color Orange is inspired by what the painter Kandinsky said when he stated that the color orange is in fact red that has been made more human by the color yellow.
I do have a great love for orange. Some may even say that I am a little obsessed with it. It just makes me makes me feel so alive. Now, with that said, a room painted pure orange may be too intense and unnerving. You will have much more success if it’s tinted, shaded or muted by adding another color. Mixing white will create orange that is in peach or pastel range. Adding black will create a rich, browner orange. Blue, which is the complement to orange, will create shades of grey.
Everything about orange sizzles, so pairing it with neutrals like grey or white will cool it down.
Orange and green are truly harmonious. They are both citrus colors that are found in nature.
Orange is a great way to spice up any room. Add some excitement with bright orange throw pillows, orange pottery or some orange flowers in a vase.
Maybe some of you have developed a little crush too.