My own colour on all the walls in all my houses is Dulux Brilliant White Matt Emulsion. The white cube gallery. Reflecting all available light. It lifts my spirits, always. It's as exciting as a newly primed canvas. Love it.
That's not to say i am not seduced by Farrow and Ball, Fired Earth and Annie Sloan wonderful (no preparation required) subtle chalky interestingly named paints. Germolene! Mouse Back! Timidity! (Timidity?) Pure, Paris Grey, Dove, Graceful Graphite.....I bought lots of little sample pots and had fun painting picture frames, door frames, skirting boards and small pieces of furniture and I 'colourwashed' natural wood kitchen worktops which had become a little too orangey for my liking with a lovely Fired Earth colour called Malm.
Pinterest have pages devoted to paint colours including The Twenty Best Shades of White, The Best Greys and Twelve Paint Colours for Candlelight.
How do you choose from the thousands of available colours?
Are you influenced by the name?
Do you have a favourite?