updated 10/12/2012 AT 3:35 PM ET
•originally published 10/15/2012 AT 12:30 PM ET
The color black puts Wendy Williams at ease.
The talk show host, 48, recently gave PEOPLE a tour of her home, specifically her favorite space – the showcase room where she made it clear: “I don’t like white walls.”
Explaining that everything to her starts with a dark wall, she says, “I think black is a neutral. It’s not much, but it makes me happy.”