My house used to be all white, because I thought it wouldn't throw any color casts on photography pictures. I imagined someday painting it in all natural moss greens and beiges.
Then homeschool fever hit and I went nuts! I researched the best colors for learning and then for inspiration/creativity. For the reading room, I chose some colorful colors to keep people awake. For a basement room, I brightened it up with a pale yellow and blue. Kitchen is now a warm, muted orange. A more sizzling orange for the basement workout room that we now do science activities in. The house is so much more fun now and it makes the pictures I take so much more happy and vibrant than with the boring white we used to have. And not to disagree with Reggio schools, but the color really sets off our artwork and bookshelves...http://satorismiles.com/homeschool-room-photos/