Herman "loves" red and yellow and light grey for the walls. I only" like" red and yellow and light grey walls. We both prefer that the color come from our paintings and furnishings rather than the walls but we like the idea of color. I prefer white walls because I think it will show our art work better.
Again Herman likes the wood that provides a bit of softness to the white. Norma likes the wood but also likes the idea of the entire island being the same and the color or "softening" coming from something else.
Herman likes the wood accents that seem to soften the white and add a bit of contrast.