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COLOR STUDY: CHANNEL ORANGE



Orange and General Traits

Orange is optimistic, uplifting and rejuvenating. It brings spontaneity and a positive outlook on life.

The color orange radiates warmth and happiness, combining the physical stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. Orange is more of an instinctive color rather thab a mental reactor liek yellow or a physical reactor, like red.

Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief.

The color orange relates to social communication, stimulating two way conversations. A warm and inviting color, it is both physically and mentally stimulating, so it gets people thinking and talking!





Personality Color Orange

People with a personality color as orange are generally adventurous and risk takers. They tend to be very independent individuals with a high confidence in themselves and are competitive by nature. They are always on the go! They are always looking for new challenges - and this can lead to restlessness and impatience with others who do not have this need.
With orange as your personality color, you are warm, optimistic, extroverted and often flamboyant.You are friendly, good-natured and a generally agreeable person.
You are assertive and determined rather than aggressive - having a personality color orange means you are more light-hearted and less intense than those who love red.
You thrive on human social contact and social gatherings, bringing all types together. As a personality color orange you enjoy partying and socializing and planning all types of social events - orange people are the life of the party, the uninhibited performer! You are often the loud talker in a group. While you are charming and sociable you do tend to be a show-off.
You get great satisfaction from helping others and they find you inspiring with your vitality and positive energy. 

The deepest need for a personality color orange is to be with people, to socialize with them, and be accepted and respected as part of a group. You also have a need for regular challenges in your life, whether it is physical or social challenges.








Orange and Fashion

Orange takes on many cultural meanings throughout the world. In the Western world it is seen as a representation of affordability and adventure. In the East it signifies happiness and spirituality. In Ireland it is the religious color for Protestants. In Hinduism, Saffrom, a soft orange color, is consdered an auspicious and sacred color.
Be careful when using orange in business; apply it sparingly as it tends to be the most disliked color in the western world. 
Use it to suggest adventure, fun, optimism. It imparts a message that it is  affordable yet reasonable quality, sociable and easy-going.
Its stimulation to social communication and the senses makes it a beneficial color for hotels and resorts.
Travel websites should consider it as one of their color choices for its association with journeys, adventure and exciting fun activities.
Sports teams can use this vibrant color in their team colors to suggest energy, flamboyance and adventure.


Orange is an appealing color for the youth market as children and teens tend to like its sense of fun and adventure and its suggestion of affordability. It is also a great color to use on toys for young children, along with other bright primary and secondary colors. 
Orange is an invaluable color in encouraging sales in restaurants, cafĂ©'s, bistros and diners as it stimulates appetite and conversation, contributing to patrons eating and talking longer and spending more money. If you love having people around the kitchen table, orange will keep them talking and eating for a long time. 

A softer version of orange, such as peach is favorable in beauty salons, spas and treatment centers' and upper class restaurants.

In fashion, orange tends to act as the exception, rather than the rule. During his time at Jil Sander, Raf Simons developed a new palette of minimalism for women where joyful orange would often be the only bright colour in a sea of black and white and grey. Memorably the Autumn/Winter 2009 collection brought forward flashes of sculptural orange, deep and vivid, in amongst a powerful, and mostly monochrome, collection.





What I'm Wearing: 
All Eyez On Me Cropped Jacket (Dolls Kill) // Orange Bikini Set (Amazon)
Black Drawstring Sweats (Zara) // Orange SeatBELT (F21)
Yeezy Boost 350v2 Beluga (Adidas)

Photography by Elizabeth Malave
Photos Retouched by me.

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