Yeah So I decided not to break the background. I was getting some issues with the background spacing apart only when the first element in the "inner" was a list.
However, when I removed the list, it worked fine. Also, the orange bottom isn't the footer..just the end of the main content..
So I think on this design I won't break it..
So a lesson I learned on this website is to design it right the first time to save time in the long run.. haha.