Before we moved into our new Brooklyn apartment, the landlords offered to paint the walls white. But when we arrived, the paint was actually a (pretty drab) yellow cream. We’d love to freshen up the living room but are wondering: Should we paint it white or choose an entirely different color? I am officially The Worst At Choosing Paint Colors, so I would be so grateful for any advice…

In the very top photo, you can see our current yellow, as well as a swatch of dove gray that our brilliant friend Jenny Komenda recommended. I’m thinking the gray might look something like Julianne Moore’s living room, which could be lovely…

Is black paint crazy? While looking around on Pinterest, I spotted a couple black living rooms. You’d think they’d feel depressing, but with bright furniture and art, the color can actually be cozy. (Although would it feel cave-like during winter?)

Dark blues are GORGEOUS…

Of course, there’s something to be said for a fresh coat of white…

Or we could go in a completely different direction and do something like…pink?

Thoughts? Do you like any of these? None? What color is your living room? I’d be thrilled to hear any thoughts!

(Top photo of our living room from my iPhone. White rooms: Stadshem, Ilaria. Blue rooms: Design*Sponge, Patricia Goijens. Black room: Ilaria. Gray room: Paul Costello. Pink room: Joanna Henderson)