About 2 years ago, I decided to paint my dining room orange.
I really loved the color but hated that the dining room was an open room to the left just inside the front door and I hated the taupe carpet. Carpet in the dining room? Genius! So last year we did some pretty major renovations to the main floor and I moved my dining table to the kitchen where it makes much more sense, we added hardwoods to this room, had all the floors on the main level refinished, and I had a cabinet built into the weird inset along the back wall.
I decided to use this room as a lounge and turned my new cabinet into a bar cabinet. I thought I still loved the orange so I kept it, but when we replaced the carpet on the stairs which are open to this room it just looked a little Halloweenish.
This isn't the best shot, but the carpet is a black low-pile with a beige pattern. I finally got around to fixing the situation with some leftover paint from my son's room. It is "Graphite" by Benjamin Moore.
Much better for a lounge don't you think?
And it fixed my Halloween theme I had going too!