Orange

Orange
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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10 Comments

  • ct.caponigroarts

    25.09.2009 at 10:31 Reply

    pumpkin
    fall
    spice
    halloween
    warmth
    college

  • dianewalsh

    25.09.2009 at 11:08 Reply

    crops
    harvest
    rake
    hay
    corn
    daylilies
    birds of paradise
    maple leaves

  • Kathy Beal

    25.09.2009 at 11:18 Reply

    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!

  • bamyva

    25.09.2009 at 13:41 Reply

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

  • Julia

    25.09.2009 at 16:06 Reply

    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

    25.09.2009 at 22:42 Reply

    tang
    halloween
    vitamin c
    tiger

  • Mr. Muskrat

    26.09.2009 at 02:16 Reply

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

  • trace

    26.09.2009 at 03:40 Reply

    tigers, yes!
    orange blossoms
    fresh from my grandfathers’ orange tree (sweet!)
    fragrant
    warm fire glow
    earthenware
    India

  • olaf

    28.09.2009 at 10:53 Reply

    sand
    warm/friendly
    energetic
    physical/material

  • Margie Willensky

    29.09.2009 at 21:37 Reply

    pumpkins
    squash
    peppers
    traffic light
    caution
    fire

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