The Colour Orange

In this colour article we take a look at the less-than-usual colour: orange. Distinctive in curries, pastas and in a few fruits and vegetables, orange is a colour that people can’t take their eyes off of. This is great when that’s the intention, but it becomes a massive problem when a stain appears, especially on a white shirt! 

Since orange is a stain that you often pick up from food, we recommend a tactically placed napkin to help prevent such stains from occurring. However, they can’t be guaranteed to catch every flick of spaghetti or spill of tikka masala, so you might need a little more help. Here are our orange stain removal tips for you.

Pasta Sauces

Pasta sauces can turn a distinctive orange when mixed with spices and other ingredients. Fortunately such stains are easily beatable with Resolve®.

  • Flush the area with cold water as soon as you can. This will stop the stain from setting.
  • As with any stain, dab with a paper towel to absorb as much as you can.
  • Then, soak with Resolve, followed by a quick wash.


Curry powder, cumin, paprika and saffron are among the spices that can be pretty tough to remove if they manage to mix in with the fabric. If your clothing is attacked by a spice-filled dish, or if you get a little over-excited while cooking, take a look at our tips:

  • Curry stains should be pre-treated with Resolve® stain removal.
  • Squeeze on stain and rub in circles.
  • Let it work for 1-5 minutes.
  • Then wash as usual. Voila! Good as new!


Tangerines, clementines, mandarins… All of these oranges have their distinct differences (for instance, clementines are seedless, and mandarins are easy to peel), yet the juice from each of these fruit will leave a bright orange mark on any piece of clothing you might be wearing. The juiciest, while bursting with flavour, may be the ones to watch for the most, so peel and eat with care. As for our stain removal tips? Here they are:

  • Blotting a stain immediately after receiving it, and drawing the juice away from the fabric is a great way to pull a lot of the excess moisture away, preventing its spread.

Like with pasta, it’s good to soak the garment or fabric, but this time in Resolve® Gold Oxi-Action Gel Stain Remover, which you can dispense directly onto the stain.