2 good color tips: 1. Don't underestimate the ability of fabrics to create relatively inexpensive color 'shifts.' 2. Paint on furniture! As many of our things are flea market variety, a coat of colorful paint can really spruce 'em up. . . . . .and if you possibly can, buy original artwork that you love! 2 good color resources: 1. Nature. She rarely makes a bad color combination. 2. Magazines. I'm always tearing out pages of color & texture for possible use in collages.