Dr. Seuss once said that nonsense wakes up the brain cells. Turns out that nonsense and the color orange have that in common.
According to Color Psychology, “Orange aids in the assimilation of new ideas and frees the spirit of its limitations, giving us the freedom to be ourselves.” While I’m not sure I can credit the color orange with my choice to become an interior designer, I can echo the fact that orange has a way of making us look at things in a different way. As Dr. Seuss would say, “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope… and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
I found orange in several places when I visited one of my favorite places in the world – Carmel, California. This “fantasy” world of inspiration had me snapping photos of buildings, water structures and the sunset just to capture the hint of orange that made you look at the simplest of things with an artistic eye. For example, these bright orange flowers instantly made me think of Dr. Seuss and his love of unique and funny shapes.
I was also able to spot orange as a subtle accent in buildings around Pacific Grove. A touch of orange can stimulate a gut reaction that makes you experience a feeling. What do you think of the use of the color orange here?
Because orange has such diverse shades and values, it’s possible to use orange in high amounts in a room. But my favorite way to incorporate the color is an unexpected accent or centerpiece to brighten up a room, mood or outlook that may be lacking some punch. How do you like to use orange?
“With its enthusiasm for life, the color orange relates to adventure and risk-taking, inspiring physical confidence, competition and independence.”