I commissioned a blue glass cupboard some years ago and have always loved it. I can just sit and look at it forever, and I have a fascination with rusty metal! I like the natural element it brings and the texture. It's always good to have different textures and depths of color in a room, too much solid color can look too flat.
Colors used in my room:
I've used a dirtied down Tiffany Blue with orange pops. I've lived with an addiction to red and yellow for far too long. A neutral grey background is more forgiving than white on the walls. I have added the blue to glass which allows light to reflect and to bounce as I have a large block of the blue color. Rusted metal grounds the room and gives it a sophisticated look and feel. It's strong without being too dark and demanding. White in the sofa, and furniture lightens, brightens and balances.
Tips for using color successfully:
Be bold. Go for something you would not ordinarily use, and that does not mean you need to go wild, just different. Have fun, experiment. You are creating or re-creating a new space so you have a fantastic opportunity to make it unique for you. Think about what feel you would like, this most often depends on the use of the room. Do you want it to be restful, playful, energizing. Just look around you to see what you like, what colors work together. Through magazines, you can dog ear or pull out the rooms, and color ways you like. I bet you'll be surprised how often you pick up on the same colors. Do check how the colors look thorough the daylight and with electric lighting at night.