Sunday, October 22, 2006

The color orange

Orange is so "fall". According to information from a couple of "color wheel" websites:

Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.

But watch out for dark orange:

Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust.

And now the answer to yesterday's question (from Libby's Pumpkin site):

Why are pumpkins orange?
A. The vivid orange color of pumpkin indicates a high content of carotene pigments such as lutein, alpha-carotene and beta-carotene (which turns in to vitamin A in the body).

There you have it. Now, go eat a piece of pumpkin pie...

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