Love that shade of apricot!<quoted text>
How fragile must one be if a color upsets them? I agree that it's all in one's personality.
Apricot sounds nice too. Celtic Linen is alright, but I would prefer it to be just a little darker brown. I'm more adverse to the lighter tans and off whites, for some reason. I think lighter colors work better in the green spectrum (maybe some sponged over darker green (that's how my dining room is and it looks nice) and the orange spectrum, such as apricot, like this:
For reds and tans, I like them to be darker.
I'm afraid if I paint my house anytime soon my kids will just wreck it. Maybe in a few years if we don't move. I'd like more land and privacy.
I have found that the darker tans work best if you have a very open floor plan with lots of light and flow from room to room. Or, you may end up with a drab room.
Another cool thing about bright, daring colors is you don't have to load your wall up with art just for the sake of having the room decorated. I won't hang something on my wall unless I love it, so some of my walls are simply blank until I can find (and afford) the art I want, or the mirror that's just right for that space. Meanwhile, the color is actually the art, particularly if you have a nice ceiling trim and baseboard painted in a lighter shade!
I've never done sponge painting.