Some communities have ordinances against certain paint colors, and others wish they did after the fact. I personally think that anyone who owns a house should be able to paint it as they please. Some of these New Jersey residents, however, would disagree with me.
Thanks again for your awesome recommendations for Mansour Modern rug lookalikes. I actually have another question for you! I am totally in love with gray walls with white trim, especially the gray on the walls of every Banana Republic store I've walked into! I have tried to replicate this color (which is sort of a medium putty-ish gray) without any luck. Every gray I choose ends up being too blue, too purple, or too dark, and nowhere near what I see in the stores. I tried contacting customer service but I doubt this is in their area of expertise. Do you have any idea how we can find out the actual paint color? Thanks — you're a doll!
After painting a room, it's a good idea to keep the can around for touch-ups. But you might find that the old paint gets lumpy over time. To get the lumps out, try straining the paint through pantyhose. Just stretch a pair of old tights or hose over a clean, empty paint tin. Then, pour the paint from the old can through the hose and into the new can.