Fashion tends to go out of fashion pretty fast. Those beautiful clothes today may look outdated only a few months from now. The timespan of fashion is 6 to 12 months. The timespan of a paint job of your house is 8 years on average. The timespan of a building may be hundreds of years. The timespan of a city may be thousands of years. When choosing colors, choose them with the appropriate timespan in mind. In makes no sense to choose highy fashionable colors for your home. But it makes no sense either to choose them for its full timespan of hundreds of years.