I have always loved bold colors in a house. White rooms are lovely, but not practical to me in my world. What I most enjoy is when people are inventive about their color and location choices. In the post below by Apartment Therapy, I really love all of them, even if I would not choose to do it in my own home.
Heather's Coral Kitchen is beautiful and warm. Coral is not a good color for me to wear so I would never think to use it elsewhere, but this is very inspirational.
Colour Wash - This bathroom in LivingEtc is sensual.