I recently visited my Aunt and was struck by the different feel of her home, compared with ours, primarily due to her beautiful use of color. I especially loved the vintage velvet chairs at her dining room table...
The interior of her home reminds me of a cottage in rural France. The spice-toned colors provide a very warm and welcoming atmosphere, which makes you want to linger! I enjoyed the colorful character and cozy feel.
In comparison, we've used a primarily neutral and white palette in our home. I enjoy the light-filled spaces, which provide a restful backdrop for our full days.
Though I used a lot of color in our last home, this home, with its white wainscoting and many double-hung farmhouse windows, lends itself more to a light and sun-faded feel. The white, slip-covered furniture works well for our house full of boys (since it can be bleached!).
Many people have a strong opinion about color, or the lack-there-of, in decorating. (Thank you for your comments - both complimentary and "constructive." ;) But, I think most of us appreciate a diversity of color palettes, even if they are different from what we use in our own homes. After all, variety is the spice of life!