Using the color orange in your home can be intimidating for many folks but if used correctly it can add a lot of excitement to your home.

Orange is a combination of red and yellow, it is stimulating and therefor the reaction to it is a combination of physical and the emotional. It centers our minds on matters of physical comfort – food, warmth, shelter etc. as well as sensuality.

People often describe orange as bright, happy, and uplifting, probably because it is associated with the beauty of a setting sun or the refreshing taste of citrus.

Orange calls to mind feelings of excitement, enthusiasm, and warmth. Orange is often used to draw attention which is why it is the color of road signs.

Using the color orange in your home inspires us to be active

Orange invokes a feeling of warm, sunny days and will inspire us to be active, intensifying the sense of competition and the courage to assume risk.

Because it is an extrovert color, it also makes people forget about their inhibitions and even show-off a little.

Using orange in your home can make you feel younger

A true orange is about fun, joy, and playfulness. It encourages social interaction in a fun, conversational way.

The saturation of the color orange you use will sway the intensity of the psychological qualities you will feel. You will feel a different sensation when you look a very intense orange compared to a softer orange such as peach or apricot or even an autumnal pumpkin orange.

Try using it in small bursts, such as a chair or accessories which you can easily swap out or move around especially if you start to find it is too overpowering or over stimulating.

Orange is a great color if you need stimulation or motivation. It is perfect for rooms that are used for fun, happy gatherings and social interaction such as the kitchen, or entertainment areas.  

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