2 Good color tips: 1. To create a bright, airy feeling (especially in small apartments), I think that colour is best used when paired with neutral tones, such as white or cream. It creates a nice contrast to make the colour 'pop' while maintaining an open feeling. 2. Plants, and plenty of them, are a great way of adding colour to your abode if you're on a budget. You can also do a lot with selecting plant pots of various colours and textures. 2 good color resources: 1. Food! No, not the moldy leftovers in your fridge, but think candy, cakes, and gelato. Ok, I have a sweet tooth, but really, there's lots of tasty stuff out there to provide inspiration for your colour palette. 2. Vacations. Travel always makes me more aware of the environment that I am in, and I am often more attuned to the colours around me. Whether it's from an exotic flower or the packaging of a product you've never seen before, you may get some inspiration for your decor back home. Don't forget to take a picture!