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#colourofthemonth: SUN ORANGE. 🌅

The atmosphere scatters sunlight—especially light of shorter wavelength, i.e. blue light—so the Sun appears slightly orange- as a result. The missing blue light isn’t really missing at all, it’s what makes the sky blue. All that blue light that you see from the sky during the day, that’s just scattered sunlight.

Having an understanding of colours and their meanings ensures that we select the best possible colour scheme for an interior. Colours invoke feelings and by using the knowledge about which feelings the colour summons we can make the interior space work in harmony with the user rather than fight it.

Orange, the blend of red and yellow, is a mixture of the energy associated with red and the happiness associated with yellow. Orange is associated with meanings of joy, warmth, heat, sunshine, enthusiasm, creativity, success, encouragement, change, determination, health, stimulation, happiness, fun, enjoyment, balance, sexuality, freedom, expression, and fascination.

Orange is the colour of joy and creativity. Orange promotes a sense of general wellness and emotional energy that should be shared, such as compassion, passion, and warmth. Orange will help a person recover from disappointments, a wounded heart, or a blow to one’s pride.

The meaning of the colour orange is stimulating, vibrant, and flamboyant.

Studies show that the orange colour can create physical effects such as increased hunger, heightened sense of activity, increased socialisation, boost in aspiration, stimulated mental activity, increased oxygen supply to the brain, increased contentment, and enhanced assurance.

Orange relates to 'gut reaction' or our gut instincts, as opposed to the physical reaction of red or the mental reaction of yellow.

Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

The colour psychology of orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating our spirit. In fact orange is so optimistic and uplifting that we should all find ways to use it in our everyday life, even if it is just an orange coloured pen that we use.

Orange brings spontaneity and a positive outlook on life and is a great colour to use during tough economic times, keeping us motivated and helping us to look on the bright side of life.

The colour Orange is the colour of joy, enthusiasm and creativity and promotes a general sense of wellness.

Orange stones increase and aid personal power, self-esteem and confidence. A balance of orange will let a person handle the ups and downs of life with finesse, quickly recovering from disappointments or wounded heart or pride. Orange represents confidence, joy and enthusiasm. A colour that is sociable, creative and fun, orange is self assured, cheerful and independent.

When this Chakra is blocked we experience: Guilt, stiff lower back, restlessness, confusion and lack of sexual desire or pleasure.

ORANGE Physical Effects - sexuality, genital area, reproductive organs, pulse rate, gall bladder, bowel and lower intestine, food allergies, eating disorders. It aids rheumatism, arthritis and exhaustion.

Orange is good for the pulse rate and the gall bladder. It relieves bladder and kidney problems, food allergies and eating disorders.

ORANGE Spiritually Effects - Creativity, emotional balance, sexuality, harmony, passion, freedom, intuition, and expression of emotions.

Orange stones - Orange Jade, Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Fire Agate, Orange Quartz, Orange Rhodochrosite, Orange Garnet, Orange Amber.

In fashion, orange tends to act as the exception, rather than the rule.

On the body, orange’s strength is intensified by the fact that many women consider it a difficult colour to wear. Today’s colour supremos, such as Sander Lak of Sies Marjan and Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel of Mansur Gavriel treat orange like a powerful tool in their arsenal, something luxurious to celebrate the body and the woman who wears it. Orange, a colour sometimes previously read as loud or tacky, now becomes subtly decadent.

As seen on the runways of Isabel. Marant, Bottega Veneta and Prada for Spring/Summer 2020, orange now also stands out in the trendiest girls' wardrobes this season. Like the Bottega Veneta intrecciato bag worn by Chiara Totire or Loewe's mini puzzle bag, this pop hue enhances any silhouette with calibrated accessories or twists a monochrome ensemble as adopted by Caroline Issa. For the most daring wardrobes, orange can be worn as a total look or as one bold piece: like Caroline Daur's Prada coat, Mona Tougaard's printed trousers or Indira Scott's tie and dye top... The only watchword: opt for the Sun Orange shade as named by the color chart manufacturer Pantone

The saturation of colour will influence the intensity of the psychological qualities you will feel. You will experience a very different feeling when you look at Pantone’s Sun Orange compared to a softer orange such as peach or apricot or even an autumnal pumpkin orange.

Orange is a very social colour, making people open up and enhance their communication. It is a very inviting colour, so it is great if is used as a decorative colour for parties, as it gets people talking and inspires a good mood. To make a dinner with family, or with friends, more pleasant, use lighter shades of orange to decorate the table or surroundings. If you didn’t know, pastel orange shades would increase the appetite. So you will end up having a great time eating, drinking and talking. Thus, it isn’t the best choice of colour for your kitchen if you are trying to go on a diet.Be aware of the proportion you use, the placement and the combination with other colours.

It is used frequently in rest homes as it is a warm and happy colour and useful for institutions  and care facilities as it is an anti depressant and decreases hostility and irritability as well as being cheerful and fun, warm, lively and welcoming, generally in the form of a pale apricot to the walls and drapes.

Orange is a popular colour choice for teenager children’s bedrooms as it is happy and active and has anti depressive properties.

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