I have lived in my house for 3 1/2 years and for all that time have hated the wall colour - a pale, cool grey. In the winter, the icy colour makes me feel cold. The colour is surely a leftover from the '80's, which is clearly when the previous owners had last renovated. Since the house exterior was architecturally renovated in the 70s, the colour is really incongruent.
My house is not really large, but has very high ceilings and the thought of painting it myself was too imposing for me. I finally have a painter coming in next month. I am really excited about having all the grey covered with a warm white (with the exception of an accent wall or two).
On House & Home last night, one of the "new" colours shown was cool grey, and it was recommended for use with dark brown - the predominant colour in my living room.
I am still going to have the grey covered but find it kind of amusing that the colour was left long enough to become stylish again. Perhaps I should not have thrown away all those custom-made peach & grey ruffled valances that came with the house.
Here is my suggestion to all who are heat lovers like me who are considering painting large rooms in an icy colour - don't do it unless you can repaint without an ordeal.
Do you guys have any "trend" horror stories?