2 good color tips: 1. If you're unsure of a theme, find an interesting pillow or painting to start. From there you can grab colors, patterns & shapes to formulate the rest of the space. 2. Always have AT LEAST three colors in your theme. One main color, one variation of the main color, and a striking complement here & there. 2 good color resources: 1. You can look in a magazine & copy a room any day. But how about instead turning the page to a photo of a girl with a bright outfit on surrounded by a funky setting? Or perhaps a photo of a luminous vase filled with flowers or fruit? There are lots of great colors to be grabbed from unexpected places. 2. Purchase a painting, a piece of artwork that really speaks to you both color & form-wise, and steal the crap out of it!