Orange is a warm and happy color – more intense than Yellow and less aggressive than Red.
In color meanings, it is positively associated with gregarious, exuberant, youthful, adventurous, and creative.
A little Orange energizes. Too much orange can feel overly flamboyant, loud and crass.
Orange in nature is associated with heat, fire, sunsets and sunrises, and of course, autumn.
In crystals, Orange is a power and healing color. It stimulates appetite as well as enthusiasm and creativity.
To Native Americans, Orange represents learning or kinship. In Eastern philosophy, the Orange Chakra is in the abdomen and the creative center.
It was also the source of ridiculous jokes as in “Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?”
Orange in the garden is sometimes criticized as too bright and garish – not tasteful. But I think orange brings life to a garden. I use it at home to create tropical heat or add brilliance to an otherwise dark space.
We use spots of it in the Memorial Garden to add warmth while accentuating other colors.
From deep, near-red burnt Oranges,
to the more fragile Salmons and Apricots…
you’ll find every shade of “Orange” in the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden.
Orange you glad you stopped by?