I don’t know about the rest of the world, but here in New York we’ve been waiting (un)patiently for Spring to finally arrive admist chilly temperatures and non-stop cloudy and rainy days. Well it looks like this week Spring is finally showing itself with nice and toasty temperatures and lots of sunshine.
Whenever I think of Spring I think of bright, happy colors – yellow, green, pink, purple, blue and most of all orange. The past few days I’ve been increasingly drawn to orange designs. I even bought a nice shade of orange paint to redo my bedroom in.
I love orange, and according to color theorists “orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.” Orange is a bright, happy vibrant color that stimulates your appetite – hence why you see it on a lot of food packaging. For more information on color theory or where to find color inspiration check out the article 17 Great Resources – Color Inspiration For Web Design.
After adding a bunch of orange based designs to my “ColorLove” bucket on dribbble I realized my lust for orange wasn’t shared by just me! A lot of designers seem to shy away from orange, but I love to see it used – either as the prominent color in the design or as a beautiful highlight or accent color. So, I went on a massive search and compiled a collection of 51 brilliant website designs that use some shade of orange in the design.