The color orange is warm, inviting, and stimulates two-way conversations because it is both physically and mentally energizing. Orange also inspires motivation and positive outlook in life. Many sports teams use the color orange in their uniforms and mascots, including the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Bengals, as orange has been shown to stimulate physical activity, competition, and confidence.
Incorporating orange into designs targets a younger audience who are more accepting of the color. Some people see orange as a “cheap” color, so caution must be used when incorporating it into designs.
Orange around the world:
- Native Americans associate orange with kinship
- In Japan and China, orange symbolizes happiness and love
- Christianity associates orange with gluttony
- Favorite color of the Netherlands, where the country’s monarchy is called the “House of Orange”
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