Later I painted an entire house a similar color and, difficult as it is to believe, that worked, too. The house had a vaguely Mediterranean feel and with the landscaping added, it looked great. All our beige, cream, and grey neighbors were extremely jealous. And the one remaining house under construction in the neighborhood also wound up yellow, when painting time came . . . although I must say, not quite as bright a shade. Fortunately, it was not next door!
3. DO flip a coin when you are making a decision. I'm serious, so hear me out. I have years of experience in dithering back and forth, unable to make up my mind about anything. Too many choices, too many possible results! So here's the method.
Choose two alternatives and flip a coin between them. Say "heads" means the dining room is blue, not aqua. Now, "heads" it is. Are you okay with that? If so, you really like the blue. Or do you suddenly find yourself wishing for two-out-of-three, just so aqua gets a fair chance? If so, you really like the aqua better.
But if it turns out funny, please don't blame me. I'm the one who picked Sh-- Brown, remember?