Orange is a secondary colour made by mixing yellow and red. It is a bold and striking colour.

Before the fifteenth century it didn’t have a name. It was called simply yellow-red. Its earliest use is from the 16th century.

It was a very popular colour with the Pre-Raphaelite group of /British painters, poets and critics founded in 1848.

Orange was also a popular colour for the Impressionists painters.

Because of its vivid and high visibility qualities it is the colour used for the Lifeboat dinghies. And it’s the colour worn by Buddhist monks.