I've broken all of our 'rules...'
About a year ago, I posted asking for paint color help as we had to have our standish white FR walls fixed and repainted. Lukkiirish said "There is nothing wrong with staying close to home..." so that's what we did.
Our dear neighbor just came to the rescue, fixing & painting.
Please don't be upset about the choices, lol. We went with an old fave, LA gold #3, instead of brighter white or blue/gray.
Hubby also put his tv over the FP. I'm happy the enormous armoire is gone...never fit this room like it should.
And finally~~ we made the tv/fp wall an accent wall- LA gold #5.
Here are some pix that hopefully won't horrify you~ despite the huge, black box, the room seems quite cozy.
The kids come home every Sunday for football and are thrilled with the new paint & tv setup.
Here is a link that might be useful: FR paint color thread...