I'm more drawn to the second, but am wondering if it reads overly pretty and feminine. Kevin says he's not bothered by that, but I was curious what other folks thought, especially other men. Does the second color palette seem girly to you? Keeping in mind that the main body of the house will be the deep blue in the center, and all the other colors will be used for trim detail (and lots of it).
Also, there are six colors in that second scheme -- three purple and three blues. Should I use them all, or cut back to two of each? (I'm kind of leaning towards using them all, but the painters might kill me.)