Our old home had tan walls, tan carpeting, and for some reason we bought a tan couch. We were first time home owners and too nervous to paint the walls for fear we would hate the colors. Then we adopted a red Greyhound who camouflaged perfectly. When we moved out to the farm, I wanted bold colors so we painted shades of green. My husband picked the floor - he didn't want anything too out there!
The apricot Poodle was actually not my first choice for color. I really wanted a white, brown, or black.