I love this thread! Alix - I love the idea of colormatching from your trip! WOW!
My home is still a work in progress, but with the rooms that are pretty much done, they reflect us! My formal living room is a beautiful pale aqua ...well, here - you can see it:
My office upstairs is a match to the living room as well.
My kitchen and family room is the color of when the sunshine hits a pale wall. It's warm and sunny, more casual. Black couches with chocolate accents, and pine wood. The bar is near there too, and it's coordinating as well.
My bedroom's got black iron furniture (kinda swirly), white trim and deep red linens. We're thinking of changing them out to white and painting the walls the deep red instead. (The walls are 16' high, so I'm kind of putting it off!) The fireplace is old brick, but I'd like to put a white mantle over it.
I like to have everything organized and in it's place. The only exception is my stack of paperwork on one of the office tables. It's always there!