Maria Killam the expert colorist who writes the blog "Colour Me Happy" is currently at the Color Marketing Group Conference (yes there really is such a thing!) in San Antonio Texas. She recently reported that this shade of orange is IT for 2012.
No more whimpy orange or burnt tuscan orange, but a bright, crisp, fresh orange. And I personally LOVE it. On the color scale, orange equals happiness. And boy does this shade make me smile. Here are some rooms that are using a similar shade:
(By the way, do you see what I see in the reflection of the mirror? Yep the Elkins chair :) )
Not ready to do an entire room in orange? How about some accent pieces?
Smile! It's a happy day :)