Connected to Colour: Orange
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature is a refuge where we connect with our essence and open our senses, seeing, hearing, smelling and feeling more vibrantly. And we revel in the stunning colours of nature - greens, yellows, blues, reds, pinks, and, yes, the colour orange.
Orange is the happiest color.
-- Frank Sinatra
Orange evokes feelings of excitement, enthusiasm and warmth. Orange is an energetic colour and the colour of sunrises and sunsets.
Orange from NatureThe Weld plant (Reseda luteola) and Eastern Brazilwood (Cæsalpinia spp.) are nondescript in nature, yet they carry within precursors of a vibrant orange. An orange that stays fast and pleases and warms the eye.
Connecting to nature through colour takes time - a slow process. The artisan must gently coax the colour; following Old-World practices, using processes passed down through generations. But, in taking time, the colour stands the test of time, carrying a vibrancy that delights and a quality that improves with age.
Eastern Brazilwood by itself is orange. Adding the yellow dye extracted from the Weld plant makes it a vibrant orange.