Later they added beautiful dark floors and a large dark entertainment center making the medium tone walls feel even darker. He was happy. She was not. After a long dark winter living in what felt like a cave, she said to him, "I cannot live like this another winter" to which he grunted, "me like" and she sweetly answered, "happy wife equals happy life".
So she went to the Home Depot to buy paint. She was well protected by two very cute super heroes, Bat Girl and Bad Boy. (Someone wasn't hearing his sister well and chose his own name.)
She has spent nine hours painting and this is the progress so far. In the end, the hallway, foyer, living room, stairwell, dining room and kitchen will be light and bright. She is happy. He grunts. It is growing on him.