2 story brick duplex from the early 1900s that I rent. It has 3 bedrooms.
Why I use color: I use color because after working all day in office beige land, I like to come home to a cheerful environment. I think color offers you many ways to express yourself and it is amazing how color can evoke certain moods. Bold colors especially make me feel creative and happy. After living in the white wall, tan carpet apartments for years, it feels good to experiment with color.
2 good color tips:
1. Start with 1 item that you absolutely love and pull your palette from
that, then throw in a contrasting color for pop!
2. Bold wall colors can be versatile. I have changed the decor of these
rooms many times with new fabrics and artwork.
2 good color resources:
1. I work in a library so I am always looking through the
decorating books (747 in the Dewey System) for inspiration.
2. I watch a lot of home decorating tv shows. I let them do the
work first then take the bits I like.