My name is Adrie Barnard and I'm addicted to the colour orange.
While our Huizemark logo is a great excuse to wear and carry orange, the truth is, I love the colour for how it makes me feel and how it affects others. I believe orange stands out in a positive way, and makes people feel positive, energetic and full of hope. But don't take my word for it - after all, I'm an addict. Let's ask the experts!
Author Michael Patrick Shiels writes: "Orange, it seems, may be the best colour choice for the competitive player. Orange is jovial, warm, energetic, forceful, and has a subjective impression of exuberance. It is associated with fruitfulness, adventure, vigour and wholesomeness."
Frank Sinatra once said, "Orange is the happiest of colours."
The Examiner writes: "The colour orange evokes strong emotion and is a colour that people seem to either love or hate. Colour experts agree that orange radiates warmth and energy, and it's also the colour of our sacral chakra, which stimulates our sexuality and emotions. The colour orange stimulates activity and our ability to socialize."
Colour expert Kate Smith writes, "Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy. Interestingly, some of the tones of orange such as terra cotta, peach or rust have very broad appeal."
Colour psychologists write: "The colour psychology of orange is optimistic and uplifting, rejuvenating our spirit. In fact, orange is so optimistic and uplifting that we should all find ways to use it in our everyday life, even if it is just an orange coloured pen that we use. Orange brings spontaneity and a positive outlook on life and is a great colour to use during tough economic times, keeping us motivated and helping us to look on the bright side of life. With its enthusiasm for life, the colour orange relates to adventure and risk-taking, inspiring physical confidence, competition and independence. Those inspired by orange are always on the go."
It is not surprising that our Huizemark Property Professionals shine so brightly at selling houses!
Of course, as with any addiction, there's also a downside to orange. Those same colour psychologists write, "Orange is also stimulating to the appetite."
No wonder I'm always trying to lose those last 5 kilos.
So, there you have it - I love to wear and carry orange, and I'm not afraid to admit it. Hmm... What's for lunch?
(Adapted from an article by Dave Kerpen)
Author: Adrie Barnard