O - Orange


Colors have only begun to make an appearance in my life recently. For a really long time I was this black and white person. I always saw things only in black and white and that was the philosophy of my life too. It was nothing to do with my state of mind though, but people seemed to think so. And I let them make their own assumptions of me. Most of my clothes were either black, white or a combination of both. My blog also was the one with a black background. It's not like I hated colors or anything. I just did not feel the need to have colors around me. Actually, I never even thought about it.

It all changed about three years back. I slowly started bringing in colors to some elements here and there. If I have to wear a color on me, I first try it in the form of a nail polish. I take my own sweet time to get used to the color and then pick up a piece of clothing. I know I am weird, but this always works for me. Of course not all nail enamels make it to being a top or a pant. Neon colors were reserved for nails alone. I love the bright pop of colors, albeit in smaller doses. I wear almost all colors now, but one color that I haven't made my peace with yet is Orange.


I don't know what it is about this color that disturbs me so much. It gives me a headache to be precise. No, not only the bright saffron ones. Anything with a hint of orange is enough to tick me up the wrong nerve. I spent a bomb on an orange nail paint, just to get used to the color. It turned out to be so bright that people at work started making fun of me. As I saw my finger tips type on the laptop, I wanted to peel my nails away. Needless to say, this nail color never saw the light of day again.

Apparently, the color orange has a freeing action upon the body and mind, relieving repressions. But it seems to work the other way for me. I don't mind the fruit as much, but the color any where else hurts my eye. Being a ferocious fire sign, most people find it hard to believe that I do not like orange. Such a soothing color they say. The color lime soothes me and the color yellow makes me happy. Orange takes away the effect of both.

While reading about this color I came across this:

"A person who has an aversion to orange may have suppressed sexual feelings or other difficulties with sensual enjoyment of life. The attitude can also be over-sensual, indulgent, or too materialistic."

Hahahaha. So anti me. I am not saying anything more.

Purple comes a close second in terms of a disturbing color. Again, I have no clue why. Am I the only one or do any of you too have problems with colors?

If you want to know more about the influence of colors, visit this site.

~ Soumya

30 comments:

  1. I find fluorescent green very disturbing...It makes me want to go the other way...

    O for Ostracized-Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. Oh fluorescent colors have the same effect on me too. It penetrates me eye!

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  2. Lol I dont believe in any colors influencing me etc.i have a thing for bright colors btw. Orange included :p

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  3. BLACK, ORANGE, RED and navy blue! I LOVE!
    I hate bright green or mehendi green or light shades of blue. :/ I dont know why.

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    1. I don't like light shades of blue too, or pink for that matter. They look super dull to me.

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  4. I love colours. But yes, nothing can come close to a Black outfit. That's the best. No questions asked. A few months ago, I had to consciously stop buying blacks because my wardrobe didnt have anything but black. Either it was black itself or it had to be paired with black. My wardrobe is coming to colours slowly now. And nail paints, ah they are my weakness :)

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  5. I just love colors. I love knowing the names of various shades and so on. I love black and white too but they are royalty for me, a special place. Colors are different and mingle with me. Sad that you find purple disturbing. It's my favorite color.

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    1. I love learning the names of shades too. They makes me feel very intelligent :D

      Oops! Majority of the ladies I know have purple as their favorite color. I always knew I was weird :/

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  6. I don't hate any color. And well, you must think about the reasons mentioned by the website. You must explore everything. I mean Everything to get over this very 'serious' aversion to orange ;p ;)

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    1. ROFLMAO. Someone is all excited :D

      Give me some tips na to get over this ;)

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    2. Lol! I get distracted by things mentioned by the website!!
      Tips.. ufff!

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  7. i have a fetish for dark blue and black...... and inadvertently i end up buying whatever in these two colours....clothes, vehicles, accessories, furniture, curtains, paint...everything....omg as i look around i can see most things in this colour and its sort of freaking me out right now!!

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    1. Hahaha calm down Titli. Its okay to have a fetish. Let dark blue and black be your thing. :)

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  8. I have a certain dislike for orange and yellow since i was very young..I tried wearing yellow and it suits me .Orange is still a NO NO for me..I like it on others but not on me..

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    1. It took me a long time to get used to yellow too. But now, I love the color. Orange somehow creeps me out. It looks great on others I know, but I'm never gonna try it out.

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  9. Yeah, orange has a weird vibe to it. I don't have a single orange thing, now that you have mentioned - no nailpolish or a piece of clothing - I kinda don't feel an affinity to it!

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    1. Ditto with me. Something seriously off-putting about that color!

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  10. I love colors, and orange is one of my favorite colors. Hope you don't have an aversion towards people who like orange. :)

    http://peeekaaabooo.blogspot.com/

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  11. Yes, some colours soothe us and other disturb us. Don't really know why. I like orange except the really bright hues.

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    1. Bright hues tend to pierce my eyes and curdle my brain. I guess it is best to stick to some basics.

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  12. A lot of O's (Orange) and a tinge of P (Purple) consists of your "Ooop"s list it seems :-p

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    1. Hahaha why didn't I think of it? ;)

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  13. I'm so very very scared of colors because I have seen people look horrendous in them and I don't want to put other people through that trauma :P

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  14. I have a problem with the colur mustard. I don't know why exactly. It depresses me. I never go for mustard shades if I can help it. I used to dislike teal as well, but I'm slowly starting to appreciate the brighter versions of it.

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    1. Ah mustard sucks for me too! Reminds me of shit! :P

      Teal in brighter shades look good!

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