Orange colors the ascent, descent and burning of the sun, associating its hues with process of emergence, heat, growth and perfection.
Roman brides wore an orange veil to honor Aurora, the goddess of the dawn.
The warmth of orange is also emblematic of nature and psyche’s more searing transformations, sudden and drastic – the quality of forest fire, volcanic explosion and nuclear blast.
The orange on a monarch butterfly warns that it has toxins that make it lethal prey.
Orange also signifies detention, warning and protection.
Orange reaffirms a flat plane. It’s not spatial – it doesn’t open up or out – but it has volume.