2 Good color tips: 1. Have no fear. It's amazing how many people say to me "Oh I could never get away with that, but somehow it works for you!" I think most people are just too conservative with color. What's the worst thing that could happen? You can always change it back. Just stick to colors that make you happy. I like warm reds and purples, so I base my home around that palette, and just add in accents of blues and greens. 2. More is Better. The more choices you have, the easier it is to realize what is working and what isn't. It's easier to take away than it is to add. So go large! 2 Good color resources: 1. Look at colors that appear together in nature. Especially in vacation destinations like Hawaii - the colors are so vibrant it's hard to believe they are real. A sunset, the light playing on the ocean, or a flower can offer up a palette to steal from. If you can't get to Hawaii for inspiration, try a flower shop or even the produce aisle of a high end grocery store. 2. Start with Art. I am very particular about buying prints for my home, and when I find one I really like, I will color a whole room based on the colors in the print. Magazines like Juxtapoz carry amazing artists whose palettes are very unusual. I pull a lot of my colors from Shag and Glenn Barr prints. Any art history book will do as well; I am currently designing a bathroom around the colors in Botticelli's Venus Rising From the Sea.