A friend of mine is in the process of selling her home and had a great question for me: could having colorfully-painted walls lower resale value or raise it? My opinion is that a house or apartment with white walls creates an impressionable canvas, while one with colored walls (specifically darker colors), can distract from a home's potential. However, we looked at a few photos that inspired me even more than a blank canvas, with their elegant style and professional technique. What do you think? Image from Martha Stewart. Question by Emily B. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Emily in the comments - thanks!