I have a Twitter account and I follow several decorating Tweeters. I saw this Tweet today from designer Bruce Norman Long posted by House Beautiful. I think this quote best describes what I love about color:
"I like dark colors because they always make a room feel more decorated than it is."
I think this is so true. On Saturday, I helped my neighbor Penny paint her dining room SW Coconut Husk (same color as my living room). She loved the color when she saw it in my living room and wanted to paint her dining room this color. Her dining room was red when she moved into her house 5 years ago and she never liked it from day one. So, I schlepped across the street Saturday morning and we were done by noon. The color change made a dramatic difference in the room. This is the "after" photo. I didn't get a chance to take a "before" photo. Take my word for it--we did a dramatic color change.