...but yes, we painted our bedroom Carnival orange. And yes, it is indeed much brighter than the swatch shows. (Sorry I don't have a better picture yet, but I hated to leave the question unanswered for too long!) Chad is very happy. I am still deciding. We definitely still need some throw pillows and something on the walls, but for now we are happy to have our room...complete with the cutest little roommate you'll find!