I've not been able to respond to your articulate (and hilarious) post regarding your desire to be more French. I've been obsessing about how to improve the look of our very orange rental kitchen/dining room. I've received permission to paint. I think that's a start to tone down the orangeness of it all. What color do you like (from samples 1-5)? Do you have any other ideas? I've thought perhaps an indoor/outdoor carpet under the dining room table. Any other suggestions? I'm desperate for your advice.