2 Good color tips: 1. Look around at your clothes, your dishes, home accessories you already own, chances are there is a color story happening already. This is the palette you should go with. It's what you love and feels good to you. 2. Don't leave your ceiling white. 2 good color resources: 1. Ikea, has great colors used in their vignettes 2. Boutique hotels, often have great, innovative yet soothing colors that are outside the 'beige' family. I always bring a fan deck of colors with me when I travel.