Location: Manhattan Beach, CA
Why I use color: I use color as a way to create, atmosphere, architectural interest and to provoke emotion.
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.