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How Does The Colour Orange Inspire You?

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The orange haze over the the horizon in the evening, at sunset, is difficult to forget. The different shades of orange disappearing into the evening sky.

Beautiful Sky


When I look at this colour, these things come into my mind!

1. The colour of summer

2. A wonderful orange summer drink with a slice of orange on the glass.

3. Summer sunshine and umbrellas on the beach

4. Mixed with white for a beach tee shirt or summer top.

5. Fruit salad with ice cream

6. Orchard of oranges or clementine's, ready for picking

7. Bright orange sails on the ocean

8. Happy colours at the fun fair.

9. Some bright orange and gold summer thin strapped sandals

10. Yellow and orange table cloth and crockery for a summer party at the pool!

What are some flash thoughts that come to mind, when you look at orange?

The freshness and scent of an orange


When I think of warm summer days, I love to add oranges, to everything.

1. When we enjoy a buffet lunch with cold meat and salads, I like to add half rounds of sliced sweet oranges, for decor or to snack on.

2. The grand-kids love eating them cut in quarters during their time swimming and playing round in the garden. Think it is far healthier than orange coloured snacks that have harmful colourants, added to them.

3. When we are trying to cut off some kilos, I will cut oranges in slices and pack them into a tall glass of iced water and then add extra ice for visual attraction. You do not feel you should be having something else if you take time to assemble your sugar free water speciality and make it pleasing to the eyes!

4. Orange juice freshly squeezed is the best and wonderful on hot balmy summer days.

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5. Love an orange cake with orange and zest, even in the icing.

6. Oranges make a good base to stick your toothpicks with snack sausages and other delectable treats into.

7. Of course we all know they are packed with Vitamin C. warding off all types of colds, flu and infection. It is said that Vitamin C and E are important to keep our body cells from being invaded by free radicals.

8. Orange slices can be dried to make potpourri or decoration for gift giving too.

Orange Collage



Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on August 21, 2020:

Thanks Brenda. I must say pineapples are amazing but only when they are sliced and chilled in the fridge.

Also enjoy pineapple grated in salads i.e. coleslaw.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 20, 2020:


My go to is pineapple. It just seems to make those hot summer days a bit cooler.

Thanks for sharing.

Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on May 31, 2020:

Thanks Denise.Orange is definitely an attention commanding colour. Life jackets for N.SR.I. are in bright orange too, for attracting attention to survivors, bobbing around in the open sea, after a disaster of some sort.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on May 30, 2020:

In color theory classes they say that orange makes you more alert and therefore more attentive. They say that classroom walls painted orange make for more attentive and better-educated students. I'm not sure how true this is for everyone but I do believe it to some extent.



Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on May 15, 2020:

Thank you Mark. You are so right. Orange is such a positive mood enhancing colour.

Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on May 15, 2020:

Yes campfires burning orange on a crisp cool evening, really jolts the senses in a good way.

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on May 15, 2020:

So many positive things connected to the color orange.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 14, 2020:

The color orange also makes me think of beautiful fall-colored leaves and the flickering firelight of campfires. It is a warm and welcoming color.

Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on May 14, 2020:

Glad you found something bright in my "orange" post

Especially in this time we are experiencing. Have to keep our imagination alive!

Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on May 14, 2020:

Thank you Lorna. Really must be wonderful to walk through a sunflower field in Tuscany. Would love to visit this area one day I hope.

Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on May 14, 2020:

Thanks John. I think we all need a dose of orange these days!

Donna Rayne from Sparks, NV on May 14, 2020:

Diana, what a delightful article and you made the colors vivid in my mind and orange, and yellow brings joy! Great article!

Have a blessed day!

Donna Rayne

Lorna Lamon on May 14, 2020:

I think of the beauty of sunflowers and walking through a sunflower field in Tuscany Italy where I used to live.I also think of the warmth of summer and my first car which was bright orange.

I enjoyed this article Diana with lots of tips and ideas. Your artwork is beautiful.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 14, 2020:

This was all so orange, and I love it. Oranges are a wonderful and versatile fruit. Oranges and pineapples are two of my favourite fruits.

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