Colour psychology | orange
Creativity and vitality
Orange is a fruit and at the same time a mixed colour of yellow and red. It is one of the so-called secondary colours, colours that are mixed from two other colours. At the same time, orange is a complementary colour, which forms a complementary colour pair with blue and thus a complementary contrast. Orange stands for creativity, vitality, joie de vivre and happiness. In this capacity, orange has a mood-enhancing and stimulating effect. Orange can even help release inhibitions and repressed feelings. At the same time it is the colour of enjoyment and pleasure and as such also promotes humor. Orange walls thus increase creativity and communication, which is particularly beneficial in the kitchen and work area.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, orange was one of the it-colours alongside green, yellow, and brown. From the Porsche Targa to living room landscapes from Kaufhof, everything was simply available in orange. As a result, orange is still often perceived as a retro colour today. Totally wrong.
Orange combines the vitality of strong red with the luminosity of bright yellow. Buddhist monks wear orange robes, symbolizing the highest level of human enlightenment. The Dutch know orange (Oranje) as the ferns of freedom. And the dignitaries of China also wrap themselves in orange.
Design objects in orange have a very special aura. They not only set prominent colour accents, but also clearly ensure more joie de vivre and sociability. Comparable to the orange fruit, the colour orange provides vitamin C for your home.