Lately I have noticed I am being drawn to earthy ochres, mustards & golden hues. After closer inspection of my framed art exhibition posters, prints, cushions and accessories - orange hues and it's cousin hue - mustard, seem to be an unconscious choice of accent colour for me, when paired back with blues, whites & neutrals, red tones and pinks!
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.While red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the benign warmth of the sun.
A dynamic color to be sure, orange offers a more thoughtful control than explosive red. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes exploration of new things. Put some orange in your life when you want: Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust. Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action. Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.
* to spice things up when you feel time is dragging
* to become more involved in something
* to increase creativity
* relief from things becoming too serious