2 Good color tips: 1. Stay away from being too matchy-matchy. A house with diversity, that tells a story and draws the eye around the room, is always more interesting and important-feeling. Take a risk with color selection...and don't be afraid to try low & no-VOC (eco-friendly) paints. They're available everywhere and provide great coverage! 2. Highlight your color by mixing in pieces with varied metallic and mirrored finishes (mix chrome, brass, & bronze). Not only will they stand out against both bold and subtle colors, but they'll reflect light and play off walls and textiles. 2 good color resources: 1. Vintage wallpapers and fabrics are great ways to discover a new palette. You're sure to find unexpected color combinations that will inspire you to take a more daring direction. 2. Everyone's saying it and i totally agree - nature, nature, nature...plants, animals, water, etc. you can find the richest, most amazing colors in & around your home. I could do an entire house based on the colors of my siamese cat.