The colour ORANGE is named after the appearance of the ripe ORANGE FRUIT.

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Okay…the above orange isn’t the exact orange that we are going to talk about in this post.

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The colour orange is named after the appearance of the ripe orange fruit.

Before the late 15th century, the colour orange existed in Europe, but without the name; it was simply called yellow-red.

Spanish and Portuguese merchants brought the first orange trees to Europe from Asia in the late 15th and early 16th century, along with the sanskrit name “naranga,” which gradually became “orange” in English.

In parts of Germany, the Netherlands, and Russia, the orange fruit was and is still called the Chinese apple.

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Orange became an important colour for all the impressionist painters. They all had studied the recent books on colour theory, and they know that orange placed next to azure blue made both colours much brighter.

The post-impressionists went even further with orange. Paul Gauguin used oranges as backgrounds, for clothing and skin colour, to fill his pictures with light and exoticism.

But no other painter used orange so often and dramatically as Vincent van Gogh who had shared a house with Gauguin in Arles for a time.

For Van Gogh, orange and yellow were the pure sunlight of Provence. 

Read More @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_(colour)

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The colour ORANGE happens to be the favourite colour of this lovely soul, Yuna @ Little Orange World and if you’ve visited her lovely blog, it wouldn’t take you too long to guess what her favourite colour is.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

Before the 18th century, carrots from Asia were usually purple, while those in Europe were either white or red.

Dutch farmers bred a variety that was orange; according to some sources, as a tribute to the King of the Netherlands, William of Orange.

The long orange Dutch carrot, first described in 1721, is the ancestor of the orange horn carrot, one of the most common types found in supermarkets today. It takes its name from the town of Hoorn, in the Netherlands.

Information Extracted From: Wikipedia

Once again, a big thank you to Yuna for sharing her favourite colour with us and thus making this post possible.

My favourite colour is blue.

What is your favourite colour?

Do drop us a comment if you lovely souls out there would like to share with us your favourite colours.

Before signing off,

If those carrots can do, so can we!

Do BE THAT SPARK

and give someone who is in need of

A BIG ORANGE CARROT HUG

at this moment!

Have you lovely souls already done so?

Great!!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ 😀

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