Day 224~366

The meaning of colours~3 Orange

Orange is the only color of the spectrum whose name was taken from an object, the popular fruit – the orange. In nature it’s the color of vivid sunsets, fire, vegetables, flowers, fish, and many citrus fruits.

Orange symbolizes energy, vitality, cheer, excitement, adventure, warmth, and good health. However, pure orange can be brass, it may suggest a lack of serious intellectual values and bad taste.

It’s worth noting that there are many shades of orange – and different meanings. Some may be more appealing to those who find orange difficult: terracotta or cayenne – a dark orange, persimmon – a red-orange, pumpkin – a pure orange, mango – a yellow orange, salmon – a pink orange, melon – a light orange.

Darker oranges offer a sense of comfort; some are spicy, some are earthy. Lighter oranges are soothing and healthy.



  1. Another great still life. I don’t know how you manage to find so many things of the same colour each time!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I plan them a few days ahead, and so have a vague idea by the time the day arrives 🙂


  2. A beautiful still life. I love how you have matched so many orange objects and even given the whole image a tint of orange. That’s my kind of breakfast!

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    1. Cheers Otto, it was delicious, eating the props is a perk of food photography 🙂

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  3. I was going to ask if you ate the props! 🙂

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  4. TOO PRETTY TO EAT 🙂 very nice job Faggs

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    1. Thanks Kathy 🙂

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  5. So pretty – and I do enjoy some orange in my life. It can be such a bright and happy color!

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    1. Thanks, yes, that and yellow are definitely cheer up colours. 🙂


  6. Hmm this escaped me.. Another great one Fraggs, know any diners opening up, they could buy these for their walls!!!


    1. That’s a fab idea! 😊


  7. Great still life image, I can imagine you having fun finding all of this and arranging it. It really does make me hungry – I think the idea of printing this on a large block canvas and taking it to restaurants to see if they are interested may be a great one?

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    1. maybe 🙂 thanks FD

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