2 Good color tips: 1. I keep a pantone fan-book nearby for inspiration 2. I usually go with my gut feeling on a color, without a lot of forethought, then end up hating it. But, if I wait patiently, the hate will subside, and I end up liking it again - usually! 2 good color resources: 1. Elle Decor always features rooms with great color 2. Ebay!