Color is challenging... and yet few of us would completely forsake it to live in a white box.
Even if we wanted to, color just has a way of showing up in the form of all the stuff that winds up in our abodes, invited or not.
Sometimes you inherit a color scheme, and sometimes it just evolves naturally through the choices you make over time. Regardless, there's usually a given that sets a color scheme in motion: the brown wall-to-wall carpet that came with your rental or the bright red sofa you fell in love with and had to have even though nothing you owned matched. As we said, color just has a way of showing up.