Orange, that other color that gets far less attention than its Big cousin Red. orange is a mixture of Red and Yellow, making it a secondary color. Orange is the true color of Fall, leaves, pumpkins, bonfires, yams and mums are are rich with orange tints, tones and shades.
Orange is the earthy warmth of clay, smoked fish, fired bricks and tabby cats.
Orange is day glo, hunters orange, fluorescent and these oranges were developed for military warnings and safety.
Orange is an exotic color and is tied to spices and orange food has an inviting effect on our senses. It is one of the most popular of kitchen colors because of the feeling of comfort it brings.
Orange and brown is the most common color for mammals.
It is the intense color of just forged metal and it glows with magical qualities at this stage.
At one time the word orange was a slang term for the female pudendum. The custom of adorning babies with orange blossoms is a symbol of the hope of fruitfulness later on in life.
The word "orange" comes from the Arabic word for the fruit naranj, which seems to come from a Sanskrit word that means "the fruit approved by elephants". Oranges may have originated in South East Asia and had been brought to Europe by Arab traders. The fruits are first mentioned in an English poem written in 1044.
And then the word for the fruit became the word for the color.