I think it depends on whether you are looking to sell you home or are looking for how to decorate your home. I do think there is a different approach for the 2.
If selling yes, neutral... hands down because most can picture living there.
If decorating for you then see what suites you. Earth tones are absolutely in. Chocolate with blue, is striking. Love green but then I always have and you do see quite often. The great thing about paint is, it is the biggest bang for your buck on decorating AND... if you don't like it, change it (not too expensive to do). Paint and then pick up some strong accents colors to make it pop.