2 Good color tips: 1-Don't be afraid of colors. You can always change them if you stop liking them. 2-Collect inspiring images and try to discover what it is you like about them. A lot of times it will be the color combinations from a well taken photograph. You can make color palettes from these that you will be sure to love.
Favorite type and brand of paint: Pantone for its color palette. Benjamin Moore Aura for the quality of the paint. And Dunn Edwards for its hip packaging