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Orange is a color that represents autumn and harvest and sometimes hatred.


Orange triggers more reactions than any other hue. It is often associated with something strongly negative or strongly positive but is considered to be a "happy color" in many cultures, representing the aspect of joy which raises the spirits and invigorates the observer. It is a vibrant color that attracts the attention of the surroundings. It's associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics, and represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, and DETERMINATION. 

Orange trees are a symbol of love, but in heraldics orange indicates strength and endurance.

Orange is also associated with healthy food and oranges are a great source of vitamin C (V.C.), which is not produced by the human body but must be taken in.

Eastern culture

In Eastern Cultures, orange is used to symbolize love, passion, happiness, and marriage. in ancient mythology, oranges were often given as a marriage gift. In Chinese and Japanese culture, orange symbolizes good luck and prosperity. The second chakra, which is orange, is located near the womb and is associated with creativity.

Western culture

Orange represents joy in Christianity. In western culture this color is often associated with Thanksgiving or Halloween. In religion, orange represents joy which is considered the catalyst of acting on faith to receive God's blessings. Orange is also the national color of the Netherlands, and it's national football team is known as Oranje.


  • Happy and showy orange stands for warmth and energy. 
  • Dark orange can mean betrayal and distrust. 
  • Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, and aggression.
  • Orange symbolizes gluttony of the seven deadly sins
  • oranges in dreams can symbolize prosperity and a strong marrige

October 10, 2017

edit by: Isabel Kerr

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