I went through my entire life never really having a favorite color. I used to pretend it was pink or yellow or purple just because I really wanted a favorite color. My friends would be so passionate about a color and buy everything in that color. They always knew which crayon to pull out of the box first. When they went shopping, they knew exactly which shirt to try on first. I didn’t.
Colors always fascinated me, but I couldn’t narrow it down to just one. I used all the colors in the box. I had to try on all the shirts to see which color looked best on me. My bedroom was yellow, which at the time I didn’t realize it, but did suit me perfectly. Yellow is a creative color. I never thought of myself as creative when I was young. I’m not sure I really believe it now. However, my first scrapbook room was yellow. Yellow was not my favorite color.
Then a few years ago, I found this website, Colorstrology. I didn’t think too much of it. My birthday is August 30th so of course, I looked up my color.
Of all the dang blasted colors in the crayon box, mine was Orange. Now, I said I didn’t have a favorite color, but I never said I didn’t have a color I detested because I did. I HATE, yes not dislike, not “prefer other colors,” I HATE orange. I was really disappointed and just moved on.
One of the big reasons I hate orange is because it reminds me of Fall and Halloween. I’m a Sumer girl and Fall is rather depressing to me. I do not like scary movies or stories or even being scared. I have a vivid enough imagination so I don’t need to watch a horror movie. Orange reminded me of both of those things…Fall and Halloween.
Orange, Orange Everywhere
I started to notice the color orange everywhere. It’s as if I was seeing the color for the first time. I didn’t realize how often I really preferred orange. It felt comfortable. When I tried the orange shirt on, it looked really good on me. I went for the orange crayon first in the box. Ok, no, not really. I don’t really color anymore, but that just sounded like it needed to be said here to complete my story.
I finally had a favorite color. As you can see from my blog, I’ve decided to embrace it rather than fight it. You’ll see me wear orange quite often. I do usually choose a brighter shade than the Jaffa Orange of my birthday color. So, to make this long story just a tad longer, I was messing around with a demo version of Pixelmator and I created this in commemoration of my favorite color.
Meaning of Orange
According to the Color Wheel Pro website, the meaning of orange is:
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.
It all fits now. I’m a summer girl, full of energy in the summer. Orange combines both my energy and my love of the sunshine, tropics, and summer. So, why did they pick orange for Halloween?? That’s another post, I guess!
Kind of a silly picture, but it made me feel really happy to create it. That also makes me a creative person.
Head over to the Colorstrology website, find your birthday color and let me know what it is. Does it fit you? Is it the same color you thought it would be?
disclosure: I have nothing to do with the Colorstrology website.