Orange

September 25, 2009 | 10 Comments |


What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see orange?
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Orange is a highly energetic warm color associated with enthusiasm, spontaneity, and quick-wittedness. Orange is energizing and motivational. It connotes good natured sociability encouraging open channels of communication and freedom of expression. It stimulates both the development of ideas and taking action. It implies movement. Its strong association with autumn makes it a color of transitions. Sometimes it is linked with memory. Like yellow, it can be associated with gold and may connote material wealth, prosperity and generosity. For better and for worse it is often associated with pride.

Classic images

sunsets
autumn leaves
squash
citrus fruit
tigers
goldfish
buddhist robes
jack o lanterns
hot spices

Expressions

the spice of life

Words

apricot, brass, citrus, copper, gold, pumpkin, tangerine

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  • pumpkin
    fall
    spice
    halloween
    warmth
    college

  • dianewalsh

    crops
    harvest
    rake
    hay
    corn
    daylilies
    birds of paradise
    maple leaves

  • pumpkin
    fall color and other fall associations like crisp air, crisp apples, burning leaves, raking leaves, jumping in piles of leaves
    warmth
    oranges
    happy
    closely associated with red, so I like it!

  • In orange I see:
    harvest, ripeness, golden, sunset, end, wisdom, shine

  • Julia

    The color-bar is golden-orange on my monitor, not the straight color of orange fruit.

    Free association: royalty, infinite depth, warmth, having enough, creaminess.

  • Sam Krisch

    tang
    halloween
    vitamin c
    tiger

  • Mr. Muskrat

    oranges, pumpkin, halloween, fall leaves, sunsets, walks on the beach

  • trace

    tigers, yes!

    orange blossoms

    fresh from my grandfathers’ orange tree (sweet!)

    fragrant

    warm fire glow

    earthenware

    India

  • sand
    warm/friendly
    energetic
    physical/material

  • pumpkins
    squash
    peppers
    traffic light
    caution
    fire

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