Transparent Orange

It’s color week 16 and some color mixing this week brings transparent orange to the post.

Interestingly, in Europe, the color orange didn’t have a name until the 16th century. Prior to that time it was simply called yellow-red. Before the word orange came into common use in English, saffron was sometimes used to describe the deep yellow-orange color. This changed when orange trees were brought to Europe from Asia by Portuguese merchants. The color was then named after the ripe fruit, which carries through many different languages. Orange in English, naranja in Spanish, arancia in Italian, and laranja in Portuguese.


Orange is an eye catching color but rarely a personal ‘favorite’ color. The association with Halloween, Home Depot and safety equipment kinda dominate the color image.

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