(Animated) Required Field Indicator

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This is a very small part of something I've been working on internally. While I'm aware of the better naming conventions for First/Last name, I'm more interested in feedback on the required field indicators.

I'm used to an orange star being next to something, so I like the coloured version. The boss prefers the flat grey. It's a bit hard to take context here but the overall design is somewhat muted, so this little cluster of colour is a bit exciting for a change. Anyway, thoughts? Grey? Orange?

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