When we moved in to our house we were lucky enough that it seemed mostly everything was freshly painted. If we wanted something painted it was purely for aesthetics and personal preference.
Most of the main upstairs and the master bedroom/bathroom was painted this light sandy color, and the entire house was accented in reds/greens/browns. It was nice, but not completely our style.
I always wanted a gray bedroom with white trim. We spent our first weekend painting our bedroom and I still love it. The only other thing we swapped were the curtains- I got two white panels on clearance at Target for under $10.
A few weeks later we did the bathroom the purple I wanted- but it turned out way purpleyer than I planned. Instead of 'spa-like' I got 'tween'. Oh well.
see House Tour: Before
the family room 'After'