Jamie Location: Raleigh, NC Type: 3 bedroom home, own! Why I use color: I use color to cover up dirt, to give me something to do (ie repaint a lot), to liven up our space and to frighten potential buyers when we sell because every room is a different color.
2 Good color tips: 1) you absolutely positively cannot go wrong with pink (we have a pink guest room, not shown b/c comforter is infested with cat hair currently). its pink, yes, but once you get past that, its so warm and friendly and happy, and pink.
you start by planting a seed. "honey, i'm thinking about painting the guest room PINK!". you'll get a "hunh, really?". then a few weeks later, you bring home some paint samples. then, one saturday, viola, pink room! I'm trying to same tactic for getting a dog. 2) make sure you have lots of time and patience if you want to paint a room red with flat paint.
Favorite type and brand of paint: Whatever is most convenient, i'm not a snob. BUT, i am going to defintely look into something more environmentally friendly for my next endeavor.