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Color Psychology - Part Five - Orange

Posted on August 22, 2016 by Kate Moynihan | 0 comments

Orange = warmth + energy

The psychological effects of the color orange combines those of red and yellow. It inspires creativity, fun and lures you into a desire to dig down deep into your heart and soul and come alive, inspiring you.

This emotionally stimulating color attracts attention and can also stimulate your appetite, similar to the color red. Orange evokes excitement and enthusiasm, and is an energetic color.
When to avoid:

While not a good idea for a living room or for bedrooms, this color is great for an exercise room; it will bring out all the emotions that you need released during your fitness routine.

Pure, saturated orange attracts attention making it a color that you may find easier to live with in small doses. In this vibrant state it is a great color to mix with other colors or neutrals to enjoy its expressive nature.
Tint or shade = Ease
If you don’t want the strong impact of this happy color take it down a notch by adding white. The tint will give you a soft apricot tone. This gentleness will be easier to live with.
 
Mixing orange with brown or gray will turn the color into an earthy shade that is deep and divine. This terracotta color mixes well with the yellow-based reds, chocolate browns, and olive greens, too. Or you can be like Nancy, and enjoy the color orange to its full power. Click here to read more about the wow of orange!

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