Notice the tendency toward orange? I love orange, but didn't realize the bias in choosing these fabrics until they arrived.
I googled orange symbolism and found the following (from various sources):
-Put some orange in your life when you want:
- to spice things up when you feel time is dragging
- to become more involved in something
- to increase creativity
- relief from things becoming too serious
Hinduism, Buddhism, happiness energy, balance, heat, fire, enthusiasm, flamboyance, playfulness, aggression, arrogance, gaudiness, overemotion, warning, danger, autumn, desire, Sagittarius (star sign), September. Orange has less intensity or aggression than red and is calmed by the cheerfulness of yellow.
-Orange is a power color. It is one of the healing colors. It is said to increase the craving for food. It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance.
-Warm and Cool Colors in Healing Art
The colors used in healing art can also have therapeutic value. Warm colors (red, yellow and orange) can be used to alleviate depression and to stimulate metabolism.
-Orange is the color of joy and creativity and promotes a general sense of wellness. It provides emotional energy that you can give to others, including compassion, passion and genuine warmth.
When young I had a favorite color, but for years, I've found it difficult to name a favorite anything. It is as if by choosing a favorite (book, movie, color, etc.), I'm rejecting the rest. (I don't want to hurt green's feelings?)
In the last 10 years or so, however, I've noticed a definite fondness for certain shades of orange.
What are your color preferences? (for individual colors and/or for particular color combinations) Do your clothes or quilts or walls reflect your preference?