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All the pretty colors....

So does anyone have any suggestions on how to figure out color schemes for a house?

I'm officially tired of white walls and the new house has a few.... ummm... interesting wall colors aside from white that I'd like to get rid of (a pink room is tops of that list ;). I'm going for a look along the lines of classical and refined meets spooky and quirky. I want it to look normal-ish (but stylish) at first glance but with lots of potentially odd/unsettling details thrown into the mix.

Unfortunately most of the home improvement places have fairly generic "pastel", "country", "french", etc... type colors and decors and none of them really do anything for me. Modern sometimes looks interesting, but it's often lacking in a style that I like. I've got a few color ideas, but I was hoping to find someplace(s) that had interesting color schemes etc... that I could crib off of. I'm not so sure that I'm ready to dive into the wonderful world of paint chips just yet :).

Suggestions and comments will be quite welcome...

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Somebody just posted this on a board I'm on. Pantone's listing of the up-and-coming color schemes for homes http://www.pantone.com/products/products.asp?idArticle=149&idArea=16

Thanks :)

Neat.

All the suggestions have been very useful.

It's odd, this is the first time ever that I am 100% free to paint with whatever colors I want and it's somewhat daunting. Soooo many choices and it's all up to me. The worst that can happen is that I have to live with a crappy color for a week or two until I repaint it, but still...

So many paint chips, so little clue :)