A few years ago, Crate & Barrel had a catalog with a picture of a bedroom painted magenta. I was in love. It didn't strike me as a typical pretty shade at all; it had guts and strength. My husband is like most in that a magenta bedroom doesn't really fit into the plan, and frankly, it was a shade that wouldn't really play well with all the other colors in the house. And surely I'd tire of it rather quickly, though, wouldn't it be great to have several houses to play out all the colors you would enjoy?