2 Good color tips: 1. If you start painting a wall and realize the color isn't perfect don't feel like you have to keep painting. I usually don't get it right on the first try. Its so much better to throw out a can of paint then to stare at the wall every day and think "if only this was darker"! 2. Also, its very modern to paint the floorboard the same color as the walls. It's so seamless! 2 good color resources: 1. I get my inspiration from high quality design magazines like Elle Decoration UK, Living Etc (from UK) and Dwell. The Brits are ahead of us as far as home design. They were showing orange and brown walls years ago. 2. I also get inspiraton from the seasons. I don't know if I'll keep my bedroom this color next summer but it's nice and cozy for fall and winter.