Orange has always been my favorite color. It's warm, it's happy, it's festive. I've decorated with it, painting our living room in NC with a vibrant pumpkin hue. The color got mixed reviews from visitors, but it made ME happy.
Recently I went on a search for an orangey-brown color for my mudroom. When we bought the house, the mudroom was painted a fun terra-cotta-type color, but way over to the pink side.
I wanted a nice terra-cotta color, leaning toward the orange more than the pink. I found exactly the color I wanted, and I. am. in. love.
(I'm also in love with the fact that I was able to pull my vinyl "Welcome" lettering off the wall and reuse it after painting. YAY!)