2 Good color tips: 1. Incorporate color throughout the room or space. Use accessories like pillows, curtains, fabric, vases, etc… to balance the color in the room. Carry paint chip(s) in your purse/wallet to aid in selecting the accessories for the room. 2. Don’t be afraid to use darker shades of the colors you like. They will not make your room look small! Use the darker color on one wall or only on part of the wall. 2 good color resources: 1. Magazines. I may be addicted to home magazines! Look through them and see what colors and combinations you love, then rip them out and file them. Go to the paint store and take all the chips in the colors you like! 2. Things you already own and love. Start with something you love (couch, lamp, painting, scarf, purse, anything…¦) and go from there. Our living room colors started with the orange velvet couch. My husband hates it, but I love it (it was my great Aunts; the other two pieces are in the basement).