170+ Interesting Things that Are Orange You May Not Know

Last Updated on November 3, 2023

How many things that are orange do we have? Within the spectrum of visible light, orange is the color between yellow and red. The color has many positive connotations. It is often associated with sunshine, success and abundance. It denotes happiness and excitement.

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What Are Things that Are Orange?

In many cultures, orange is seen as a color of strength and faith (burning fire, after all, is orange). It is an integral part of the religious symbols and celebrations associated with Protestantism, Confucianism and Buddhism.

Orange hues were widely used by Pre-Raphaelite and Impressionist painters to denote fertility and abundance. Contrasted against blues and purples, orange tones added warmth and light to landscapes and portraits.

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General Categories of Things that Are Orange

Orange is known to be a very visible, attention-grabbing and energizing color, which is why it is often used in danger warning signs, in products designed to appeal to children and advertising and marketing generally. Just think about:

  • Warning symbols (think traffic ones, high vis jackets, warning signs)
  • Products Targeting Children (think Nemo, Tigger, M&Ms, Fanta)
  • Memorable Company Logos (think Amazon, Home Depot, Nickelodian logo)

List of Things that Are Orange

Many of us think of the color green when we think of Nature. But think again – ocher sunrises, flaming sunsets, russet Autumn leaves, coral shells, terracotta earth, amber resin, golden honey – what color comes to mind? Yes, you got it.

Plants and Flowers

Have you ever wondered why so many plants and flowers are orange? It turns out that there’s a reason for this – and it has to do with bees.

Bees are attracted to orange flowers because they can see ultraviolet light. This ultraviolet light is invisible to us, but it’s what bees use to navigate their way around. So when they see an orange flower, they know it’s a good place to stop for a drink.

Plants and flowers use this to their advantage by being extra visible (and fragrant) to bees. This helps them to spread their pollen and reproduce. There are numerous examples of orange fruit, vegetables and flowers, some of our favs are listed below:

  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Tangerines
  • Mangoes
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots
  • Pumpkins
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Bell pepper
  • Marigold
  • Gerbera
  • Lilies
  • Tulips

Animals, Birds, Fish, and Insects

There are also many living creatures (on land and in water) that are orange. Have you ever wondered why? Here are some possible explanations:

Some scientists believe that orange creatures are more visible to mates. In some species, males are orange while females are not. This is thought to help the males stand out and attract mates.

Another theory is that orange creatures are more likely to survive because they are better at camouflage. In many environments, orange is the color of leaves and fruits that have fallen to the ground. By blending in with their surroundings, animals can avoid being seen by predators. Here are some we immediately think of:

  • Tiger
  • Fox
  • Canary
  • Flamingo
  • Goldfish
  • Starfish
  • Bumblebee
  • Monarch Butterfly

Full List of Things that Are Orange

  • Orange
  • Mandarin
  • Pumpkin
  • Carrots
  • Papaya
  • Sweet Potato
  • Orange Bell Pepper
  • Yam
  • Apricot
  • Kumquat
  • Nectarine
  • Tangerine
  • Peach
  • Cantaloupe
  • Mango
  • Persimmon
  • Marmalade
  • Calendula
  • Cape Gooseberry
  • Chanterelle Mushrooms
  • Clementine
  • Grapefruit
  • Nasturtium
  • Turmeric
  • Pumpkin Soup
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Orange Cake
  • Honey
  • Brioche
  • Chiffon Cake
  • Orange Sorbet
  • Orange Custard
  • Candied Orange
  • Orange Juice
  • Carrot Juice
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Mimosa
  • Classic Screwdriver
  • Garibaldi
  • Amaretto
  • Cheetos
  • Doritos
  • Starbursts
  • Jellybeans
  • Gummy Bears
  • Froot Loops
  • Frosting
  • Smoothie
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Smarties
  • M&Ms
  • Barbecue Chips
  • Charmander
  • Charmeleon
  • Charizard
  • Magikarp
  • Raichu
  • Tepig
  • Torchic
  • Dedenne
  • Balmain Bug
  • Orange Elephant Ear Sponge
  • Cave Salamander
  • Clownfish
  • Nemo
  • Turkish Angora Cat
  • Scottish Fold
  • Persian Cat
  • Munchkin
  • Maine Coon Cat
  • Exotic Shorthair
  • Devon Rex
  • British Shorthair
  • American Bobtail Cat
  • Tiger
  • Monarch Butterfly
  • Goldfish
  • Koi
  • Fox
  • Red Eft Newt
  • Sun Conure
  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • Flame Robin
  • Ruddy Kingfisher
  • Orange Fruit-Dove
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Broadhead Skink
  • Japanese Spider Crab Corn Snake
  • Chameleon
  • Orange Starfish
  • Orange Caterpillar
  • Orange Sea Cucumber
  • Orange Baboon Tarantula
  • Orange Spiny-Tailed Lizard
  • Dragonite
  • Camerupt
  • Growlithe
  • Arcanine
  • Flareon
  • Krabby
  • Garfield
  • Applejack
  • Ernie (Sesame Street)
  • Kenny (South Park)
  • Tigger
  • Fred Flintstone
  • Velma
  • Lantana Orange Lily
  • Pansy
  • Flowering Maple
  • Tulip
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Zinnia Trumpet Vine
  • Mexican Sunflower
  • Crown Imperial
  • California Poppy
  • Gerbera Daisy
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Carnation
  • Marigold
  • Iris
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Fire
  • Delicate Arch
  • Hair
  • Sunrise/Sunset
  • Japanese Maple Tree
  • Canary
  • European Red Slug
  • Traffic Signs
  • Baked Beans
  • Fanta
  • Life Vest
  • Penguin Classics
  • Blogger Logo
  • Creamsicles
  • Beeker (Muppet
  • Sunstone
  • Carnelian
  • Julia Butterfly
  • Butternut Squash
  • Orange Toadfish
  • Stalked Orange Peel Fungus
  • Fighting Conch Shell
  • Octopus Topaz
  • Lion’s Paw Scallop
  • Orange Fluorite
  • Sulphur Shelf Mushroom
  • Orange Garnet
  • Amber
  • Aloe Blooms
  • Sardonyx
  • Tamarin
  • Nudibranch
  • Aventurine
  • Starfruit
  • Springhare
  • Orange Opal
  • Orange Sapphire
  • Jack O’Lantern Mushroom
  • Canna Flower
  • Sun
  • Firestar
  • Basketball Crash Bandicoot
  • Hobbes
  • Goku
  • Orange Spinel
  • Orange Tourmaline
  • Citrine
  • Padparadscha Sapphire


So if you’re looking to add a little extra pizzazz or vibrancy to your look (or life!), try adding some orange into your wardrobe or surroundings. Not only will you be noticed more, but being surrounded by that natural glow, you will radiate the feel-good factor. And, let’s face it, we could all benefit from a few more positive vibes.

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