2 good color tips: 1. Don't be afraid of brown....it goes with everything! 2. I think if you paint your surroundings in a warm neutral palate, you can change up your accessories when you feel like a change. Painting is such a huge ordeal, may as well get it right the first time! 2 good color resources: 1. I like to get color ideas from magazine, mostly design magazines. 2. I like the look of Ralph Lauren paints. They go on the wall evenly and are true to their color swatches.