2 good color tips: 1. Let your color choices be personal, not what's fashionable. (Yes, this from a couple with a green kitchen.) When we were deciding what color to paint our giant kitchen I automatically thought green. So green it was. 2. Use color to brighten otherwise dark areas of your home. The cooking area of our kitchen is an alcove so we painted it a lighter green color than the dining area and it made a huge difference. 2 good color resources: 1. Your closet. If you are ever wondering what colors you are drawn to emotionally take a peek in your closet for some color inspiration. 2. Flea markets. For us found trinkets often inspire the color for a whole room.