The Colour Orange In India

image with orange dominatingColour orange: joy, liveliness, affirmation of life, exuberance …

The colour orange: Orange is known as a source of strength after physical or mental exhaustion. It represents vital strength and activity. The warmth of this colour inevitably lifts the mood: orange is the colour of joy, of fun, of conviviality.

It emphasizes security, cosiness and emotional warmth. Pessimism, depression and lack of drive are positively influenced. Orange loosens and activates everyone who has frozen into grey everyday life.

Because of its comprehensive stimulating effect, the colour orange is also used in colour therapy to strengthen the immune system and activate the body’s own defences.

Orange, like red and yellow, belongs to the warm colours. It symbolizes optimism and joy of being alive and has a constructive, invigorating, positive and health-promoting effect. It challenges us to live the moment and to let something „flow“. Appetite is stimulated and digestion is stimulated.

Indian Man wearing orange

On the spiritual level, orange promotes trust and the desire to live. The senses can unfold, open-mindedness and cohesion come into being. Orange helps to accept and live the need for pleasure and sensuality. Orange is the colour of children and everyone who feels youthful and vital. Bright orange means happiness, creativity.

Orange as a colour can be found in the European paintings of the Middle Ages, neither as a symbol nor as a dress colour. Different in Asia, in Buddhism orange is the colour of the highest level of human enlightenment. Accordingly, the robes of Buddhist monks are orange.

Especially in India, the color orange has an exceptionally high value. The cause is the skin colour of Indian people. While in the white-skinned cultures the color white is idealized, although the skin color is by no means a radiant white, the Indian people idealize their skin color in saffron yellow. In addition one should know that the typical Indian orange tones are called yellow tones here.

Positive Associations with the Colour Orange:

Fun, pleasure, conviviality, pleasure, energy, activity, warmth, fashion, change.

Negative Associations with the Color Orange:

the cheap, the obtrusiveness, the bravado, the lute

The importance of the colour orange in culture and religion

Orange represents Protestantism in Ireland.

The Dalai Lama and other enlightened Buddhists appear in orange. In Buddhism, orange is the color of the highest level of human enlightenment.

The official dignitaries of China also wear orange.

In the Netherlands, orange is considered the colour of freedom.

Orange is the colour of the Caribbean, the Samba and the cheerful open encounter.