Color Inspiration: Power Color #2:
(The photo is from gawker.com.)
Orange is described as being a power color and also a healing color. It is said to increase the appetite -does it make you hungry?
Come to think of it, my tummy does seem to grumble more. Perhaps it is the color, or it could be that all of the tempting treats I discover throughout the day just looks so scrumptious.
This peppy hue has been known to stimulate enthusiasm and creativity. One of it's driving characteristics is curiosity. It inspires exploration of new things...
My very curious orange Tabby when she was just 2 1/2 months old, about a week after bringing her home from Sisca.org to live with us... and she is a very curious kitty. At almost 2 years she is still getting into everything! -Cabinets, the pantry, you name it-.
Unlike our previous power color -red, which is an explosive color associated with fiery heat, danger and rage, orange is an energetic yet gentle hue that is associated with the benign warmth of the sun.
If you are going through stressful times, are bored at work -constantly looking at the clock waiting for the day to end (I hate that, it's like watching paint dry), brainstorming is leading no where and there no new ideas, if you are in need of a serious energy boost -always feeling fatigued- brighten up your day and pep up your life with a cheery shade of orange.
(Wedges by AX Paris, Bookcase by Annie Crowninshield via Relish Small Pleasures, Dahlia: Andries flowers via Old House Gardens Heirloom Bulbs.
You can wear it, consume it, decorate with it, keep it close to you, carry it with you where ever you go. It's power and it's warmth will keep you energized and it's brightness will bring you cheer.
Carry or decorate with orange gemstones like these beautiful Carnelians -via Kiki's Cauldron.
(Leggings by Allegra K -Amazon.)
Individuals who favor the sunny hue seem to be confident, positive, thoughtful and sincere. Do you think it's true?
-Q & A-
When you think of the color orange, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?