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Hi, for all of you who don't know me my name is Barbara :D
I was reading the topic entitled "You know you love Marie Antoinette..." and one of the points was as follows;
8. You stop wearing orange.
I was wondering if anyone could explain to me why? :D orange is the royal colour of the Netherlands :( Does it have something to do with that?! Now i'm guessing...sorry


Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:13 pm
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Welcome Barbara! :biggrin:

I know that M.A. didn’t like orange color but I doubt it was for some particular reason.
Maybe other members could help. :idea:

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Now we need Pimprenelle I think... or Therese :!:

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Hello Marija Vera and Anouk, thanks for the reply:)
I googled it (Marie Antoinette + Orange) and unfortunately nothing worthwhile came up =[

Thanks again, Barbara:)


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Of course Pimpernille or therese would know, but if her hair were an amber blond color, like the color of the vein in the rock Pimpernille showed on one of her threads.... orange would not look very good on her. It could Make her hair look orange too.

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Orange is the Protistant color as aposed to green the Catholic color....i wore an orange sweater to church once and everyone was giving me glances......

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I didn’t know that, thank you.
Do you know its origin?

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Marija Vera wrote:
I didn’t know that, thank you.
Do you know its origin?

no sorry

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I didn't know that either.

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I asked my partner last night if he knew of it, he knew that orange has a connection with Protestants: in Ireland they used to have the "Orange Marches" where they basically went out and victimised and killed Catholics!! But we do not know of why orange has come to be associated with them. I do know that the Netherlands is associated with the colour orange, a Protestant country.

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Post Re: Marie Antoinette and the colour Orange?
http://forum.marie-antoinette.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=497&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=orange&start=15 Here you see Pimprenelle and Louis XVI discussing Antoinette disliking orange and where they read about it.

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Yes, they do mention how she had an aversion to orange but no one actually says why she didn't like it. Yes, Thomas and Chalon mention that she suddenly "fell into white" but why the dislike of orange? Purely aesthetic, maybe?

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Post Re: Marie Antoinette and the colour Orange?
Délicate fleur wrote:
Purely aesthetic, maybe?


I believe so.

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Orange was not really a popular color in those days, anyway.

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