Call me crazy, but I like white walls. They feel brighter to me and if I decide I want to bring home a burgundy couch I don't have to stress about the lavender walls. Besides, white goes well with my dreams of cottage style decorating. So why won't people just shut up about what color I'm going to paint the walls? Have we gone completely the opposite direction now? Used to be people rarely painted their walls anything but white. Then everyone decided it really was ok to have sage green walls. Now I'm a freako if I really do want white. Paint your dining room black and red for all I care but stop telling me I'm nuts for leaving my walls white!