2 Good color tips: 1. Don't be afraid of brighter colors. People often think bright colors aren't very sophisticated, but they are warm, fun and bring rooms alive in an instant. So don't be too shy when it comes to choosing a color. 2. And then there is the old standard of building a room around an object. In choosing the color for our rooms in this home, we noticed there was a color pattern in amongst our favorite possesions, and so we went with it. 2 Good color resources: 1. Nature (in this house, greens, browns and blues play big off the trees, plants, sand and water nearby) and fabric. We've tried to find bright, beautiful prints to use as color inspiration on our windows throughout the place. 2. We've especially looked for fun prints, to make things jump a little (this possibly inspired by a recent trip to Amsterdam, where whimsical color was used with ease).