20 Arty Facts About the Color ORANGE

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Continuing on from our list of 50 Arty Facts About the Color RED, here’s 20 more interesting facts about the color ORANGE.

51.

The color orange is named after the fruit. (16)

52.

Homer used vivid oranges in his palette to brighten the scenes. (16)

53.

Monet’s painting “Impression Sunrise” depicting an orange sun reflected in blue hazy water inspired the impressionist movement. (16)

54.

Impressionist painters frequently used orange with azure to brighten their paintings based on color theories of the time. (16)

55.

Renoir used orange straight from the tube to paint boats on the river. (16)

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56.

Toulouse-Lautrec used orange as a color to imply festivity and amusement in the gowns of his dancers. (16)

57.

Gauguin used orange in background to give the impression of exoticism. (16)

58.

Kinship is symbolized by the use of orange for American Indians. (17)

59.

Orange inflatable life jackets were worn by US pilots during World War II that could be spotted easily against blue water by rescuing boats. (16)

60.

Orange is associated with taste and aroma in Western cultures. (16)

61.

Hindu & Buddist monks wear orange across Asia. (16)

62.

Orange is the color of joy and creativity. (18)

63.

Turmeric powder was first used as a dye then medicine and later as a spice. (16)

64.

Many restaurants use versions of orange in décor to encourage socialization and increase appetite. (19)

65.

Autumn leaves and the harvest season are often associated with orange. (16)

66.

Athletes and adventure-seekers relate to orange as it promotes physical confidence and enthusiasm. (20)

67.

Orange should be used with care in website designs as it has high energy and can be overwhelming on computer screens. (21)

68.

Orange is attractive to children all over the world. (22)

69.

Nothing rhymes with orange. (22)

70.

According to Scriabin’s Musical Colour Wheel, the note G is the color orange, which is based on frequency. (23)

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