Which came first, the colour or the fruit!? In reality, the universe created both at the exact same time literally speaking, but "orange" was first coined as a description for the colour in English in the 16th Century! Before that, it was essentially just called yellow-red, which is precisely what it is, a blend between yellow and red. Befittingly, orange is a vibrant colour combining the passion of red and the happiness of yellow, Used widely in religious and political philosophies, many diverse flowers have evolved to display this engaging colour. Roses, tulips, Gerberas, Peruvian lilies and many more!