Orange is a colour that I would not classify as one of my core wardrobe colours, and yet currently I have more orange (and earth tones) in my wardrobe than ever before. My orange pieces are in finds.
The polka dot dress could be considered red, it is a firey orange/red tone. The orange pumps (now 5 years old) were workhorses when I worked in a corporate office environment. I hang onto them because I love how they pick up orange in prints, of which I have quite a few. Most of my orange pieces are transeasonal - so I happily wear orange year-round and not just in Autumn.
I'd love to see what orange items you wear and which items work best for you.