I really love some paint patterns and the "golden" colors (buckskin and palomino) but when I decided I wanted a horse, I also decided I wanted an Arabian. That means sorrel, bay or grey (black ones are super pricey here, and if there are other colors they are not in my area). I could never have a golden arab, so I just bought a horse I liked, a nice but not exceptional bay. I didn't pick him for the color, though I'm happy that I don't have to clean a grey
I like that he has some white markings, I don't care much for horses with no white at all, they look plain to me.
Just to make you laugh:
I did adopt one of my cats for her color. She's just a dsh, but she's a stunning classic tabby calico, just a delight to look at. Well… if she has the chance, she poops in the sink, and in the bathtub, or just 1 foot from the litterbox, and she pees on computer bags, sport bags, pile of dirty clothes, leather and fake-leather furniture (couches).
I do love her to pieces, but I always say that I got punished for picking the best looking cat instead of a plainer one… my other kitty is a plain tabby with van-white, and she's so more normal