Color Orange


Color Orange | Symbols Color Orange - Orange symbolizes courage, endurance and strength representing fire and flame. Color Orange

Color is a vital part of a visual symbol and the color orange has deep significance. It is used in symbols all over the world to represent emotions, politics, religion, gender, science, art and mythology.

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Color Orange - Meaning
The word for the color orange is taken from the appearance of the fruit. It is an extremely important symbolic color for both the Buddhist and Hindu religions. The color orange is the midpoint between yellow and red and is said to signify a point of balance between a persons libido and their spirit. Orange also symbolises energy and fertility and in India it is the color of the Sacral Chakra which represents joy, creativity, relationships and  reproduction. Hindu's believe that there are seven 'Chakra's in the body. The 'Chakra's' are believed to be the centre of life force or energy and consist of seven points in the body from the base of the spine to the top of the head.

Facts about the Color Orange

  • Symbols Fact 1: In China and Japan, the color orange is symbolic of love and happiness

  • Symbols Fact 2: Like the color purple, orange has no common word that rhymes with it

  • Symbols Fact 3: Buddhist monks wear orange robes, an outwardly sign of humility

  • Symbols Fact 4: Before the 15th century Europeans called the color yellow-red

  • Symbols Fact 5: In Europe, the color orange is symbolic for the Protestant religion

  • Symbols Fact 6: William I, Prince of Orange was responsible for founding the House of Orange-Nassau in 1544. He was also called William the Silent and William of Orange

  • Symbols Fact 7: In Germany and Russia, the orange fruit is called the Chinese apple

  • Symbols Fact 8: On the Thai solar calendar, Thursday is associated with the color orange. A child born on a Thursday can adopt orange as their color and anyone can wear orange on a Thursday

  • Symbols Fact 9: In the Irish flag, the color orange represents the protestant religion. Green is used to represent the catholic religion and the colour white is used to separate the two religions and signifies peace

  • Symbols Fact 10: Orange is often worn at Halloween but unlike black it is not a symbol of witches and black magic, it became popular as it is the same color as pumpkins which are symbolic of Halloween

  • Symbols Fact 11: The Flag of New York City is a three color flag with bands of blue, white and orange with the municipal seal. The orange color comes from the Price's flag which is a historical flag of the Dutch Republic and was first used during the eighty years war

  • Symbols Fact 12: Hindu's believe that Chakras are the centre of life force. One of the Chkra's is called Swadhisthana also known as the Sacral Chakra it is symbolized by a white lotus containing a moon, with six vermillion or orange petals

  • Symbols Fact 13: Orange is known as a tertiary or secondary color and is obtained by mixing the colours red and yellow together, the shade of orange obtained depends on the amount of each primary color used

  • Symbols Fact 14: The color orange is often associated with taste; indeed many foods are orange in color including, Apricot, Sweet Potato, Salmon, Melon, Pumpkin and cooked Lobster

Color Orange - HTML
Color is displayed using a combination of Red, Green and Blue light (RGB). HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is a markup language used by web browsers to format web pages. In HTML colors are defined using a system known as hexadecimal notation (HEX). Each color is assigned a HEX value depending on the combination of Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) the user wishes to display. The lowest HEX value that can be assigned to a light sources is 0 (HEX:00). The highest HEX value that can be assigned to a light sources is 255 in (HEX:FF). HEX values are displayed as three pairs of two-digit numbers, starting with a # sign.
For example, the HTML for one of the shades of orange is Hex (#FF7F00) and RGB(255,127,0). The hex color code #FF7F00 is just one variation of orange; many other shades of orange are possible. In fact the combination of Red, Green, and Blue values from 0 to 255 results in more than 16 million different colors (256 x 256 x 256). Some examples of shades of the color orange are shown below:

** Examples of Shades - Orange **


** Examples of Shades - Orange **

Color Orange - Dreams
The study and interpretation of dreams is called Oneirology, the term comes from the Greek word 'oneiros' which means dream. It is thought that dreams have two meanings: a general meaning where the dream is told as a symbolic story and an individual meaning, which is specific to the dreamer. The following interpretation of the meaning of the Color Orange in dreams is taken from the book entitled "10,000 Dreams" interpreted by Gustavus Hindman Miller:

  • Orange symbolizes courage, endurance and strength representing fire and flame

Symbols - Different Shades of Orange
The following are some examples of the different shades of Orange:

  • Amber

  • Apricot

  • Gold

  • Rust

  • Tomato

  • Pumpkin

  • Carrot

  • Burnt

  • Carrot

  • Flame

  • Sunset

  • Tea Rose

  • Bright

Orange - Symbols
Color has been used in symbols to depict emotions, personality and religion since ancient times and many colors have mystical properties associated with them. One of the the easiest ways to identify something immediately regardless of language or culture is through color. A baby dressed in pink is an obvious sign that the gender of the infant is female despite the language or country. A red road sign warns us of danger even if we might not recognise the symbol instantly. A country or sports team use colors to identify themselves through their flag and its colours. Colors are often mentioned in everyday language as well as literary terms to portray a persons feelings or emotions, being "green with envy" or "in a black mood" are familiar terms to describe jealously and feeling down.

"Signs and Symbols rule the world, not rules and law"
Confucius (551479 BC)

Orange - Symbols

Symbols - Color Orange

  • Facts about the colors

  • Symbols in Religion

  • Dreaming of the color Orange

  • Significance of different colors

  • History of the color Orange

  • Shades of the color Orange


Color Wheel - Color Orange Symbols


Pictures and Videos of Symbols - Orange
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