Before...Two walls in the living/dining room (L-shaped) were painted a deep navy blue. I loved it, especially in the winter time. The colour provided drama and a sense of coziness. But after 5, almost 6 years, I was ready for a change.
After...The week before Easter we painted the navy walls the same pale blue colour as the other walls.
I really like the light, airy feeling in the room. It looks so much bigger! In a way, though, the room has lost some of its drama. That's okay, but I'm considering a few other changes to compensate.
I also had a bunch of gold-framed prints hanging on the walls. I took those down and repainted them black, except for the one leaning on the mantel. It has some black marbling in it. I repaint picture frames all the time - why purchase new? I paint the mats as well, although some consider that heresy.