Saturday, September 11, 2010

Chromatic theology...

The last couple of posts have been glowing with the hues of harvest sunsets and harvest moons {orange}. Rejuvenating with a drop of citrus is a refreshing way to continue the Chromatic Theology series. To some extent, the distinctive attributes of orange will be present in color variations - mandarin, magma, creamsicle, rust, marigold, sweet potato, etc.
Each post in this series will explore an individual hue, but the characteristics of the topic color can be translated into tints and shades. Keep in mind that the effects and emotions we discuss are most prominent and intense in pure, saturated color. {In case you need to catch up on color, gather a glimpse of red or a ray of sunshine with the previous Chromatic Theology posts.}
ORANGE is a secondary color with conflicting emotional content. Recall a few of your second grade lessons and remember that orange is a mixture of red and yellow, boasting the charisma of both colors. Orange demands attention, yet simultaneously extends a warm invitation. The intensity and drama of red are balanced with the mild optimism of yellow. If you like the dangerous connotations of red, opt for a softer, subdued effect with orange. If you find yellow a little too submissive, add a hint of personality with orange.
Come back next week for a dose of color envy - green.

{Photographs from Living Etc.}

{This series is also running on EcoSalon!}

11 comments:

shari @ little blue deer said...

I ADORE that top picture with the orange. I am all about some orange, now, LOVE it! Reminds me of Hermes! Thanks for your sweet, sweet comment, Leigha! XX!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

love these colours and those beds are insanely gorgeous!

giveto said...

oh yes, orange, j'adore !! very interessant blog, thank you
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dovecote Decor said...

Orange has always been my favorite color. Take a look at out store through the blog, and tell me what you think. Orange and Gray just grabs me lately!
Best,
Liz

a Broad said...

Certain Orange shades (Hermes) appeal to me very much :)
I love those little chairs.
I am waiting for the Blue posts ~

GB said...

Orange is one of my fav colors!! sigh and swoon over the green and orange bedroom!

Carole said...

I love how orange can just bring a room alive. Nice images.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

OMG!..What a lovely blog!.. Well I'm an Orange-addict too :)..would love to stay in touch..!:)
http://rainbow-thecoloursofindia.blogspot.com/

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love those twin beds put together like that! It is so pretty. I like orange when it's done right! It makes me think of fall, with all the leaves changing and pumpkins and such!

Style Attic said...

I think Home Depot hit the nail on the head when they chose their color scheme! I remember back in college, the were the 1st signs of orange emerging as in IT color. The forecast was sunny and correct! I love it as well. And Shari already said what I was thinking...HERMES!

Housewife Bliss said...

I see orange and all I want to do is go shopping -- first stop Hermes. Loving the green and orange mix

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