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meaning: creativity, determination, superficiality, happiness, fascination, hedonism, encouragement, stimulant, attraction, impatience, success, stimulation, confidence, indecision, independence, adventure, warmth, pessimism, vibrancy, radiance, humour, guilt, flamboyance, energy, caution

Art, Film, and Fashion

In paintings and other physical media, orange is used to combine the symbolism of both red and yellow as it is a secondary colour made by mixing the two. It uses the passion and boldness of red and the joy and radiance of yellow. In film, orange is mostly used with fire to imply safety and warmth or danger. It can be used in orange/blue contrast to juxtapose the warmth and coldness between scenes, background/foreground, and characters. Sepia tones are also used to create a sense of nostalgia such as Wes Anderson films. In fashion, orange was thought of as tacky and too loud for women but in the last couple of decades, designers and stylists have been using it more. Sometimes as the only colour in a black and white outfit so it stands out or more subtly by using softer tones or small touches of the colour in pattern or accessories.

Examples of orange in art:

  • Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Can C 1965 Orange (painting) - flamboyance, stimulation, creativity
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (film) - expanse, pessimism, warmth (negative)
  • Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel of Mansur Gavriel (fashion) - luxury, descendant, femininity

Mythology

In Greek mythology, orange represents Hephaestus, the god of fire, volcanoes, and forgery. His face is deformed and ugly. He is married to Aphrodite (the goddess of love and supposedly the most beautiful being to exist) who then cheats on him with Ares (god of anger and war).He is supposedly so deformed (face-wise at least since he's also lame/crippled) because of the use of arsenic in blacksmithing, at the time.

In Norse mythology, orange and gold symbolises the light of the sun and Asgardhr as well as the force of the universe (fate/destiny), honour, and reputation.

Religion

In Catholicism and Christianity, orange represents joy. Specifically, the joy of acting on faith and accepting God's blessings. It's particular indicative of Protestant branches.

In Hinduism, orange symbolises fire and the burning away of impurities.

In Buddisim, monks wear orange robes to outwardly show humility.

Culture

In Western culture, orange become synonymous with Halloween, pumpkins, and autumn.

In China and Japan, orange symbolises prosperity and good luck. It's often used in weddings and marriage gifts to promote long, joyful marriages.

In Egypt, orange has a particularly negative connotation as it is the colour of mourning.

In India, orange is the colour of sacred saffron and is related to Hinduism.

In Ukraine, orange is most known for representing the Orange Revolution in 2004, which was one of the biggest political events in the country's history. The people of Ukraine unified to unanimously protest the one of the most fraudulent federal elections in the history of the world.

Pop Culture of Logos

Orange isn't a common logo colour but that also makes orange logos memorable. Orange is often used to convey nostalgia which can make consumers more attracted to the product/brand. It combines the eye-catching boldness of red with the feeling or warmth and happiness that yellow brings. It can be tricky to use because it inspires both activity and caution but when used correctly, it brings attention and note-worthiness to a brand.

Examples of orange logos:

  • A&W
  • Home Depot
  • Nickelodeon
  • Reese's
  • Fanta

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