Color Tips: "•The most successful pairings of several colors in a single space usually include colors in the same tone--i.e., light and peaceful, or vibrant and warm. •Choose your color with an eye to your room's purpose. Generally, quiet rooms like bedrooms want peaceful, calming colors, while public spaces might just want a party. •Oil-based glazes applied over a single background color can add depth, texture, and a sense of dynamism, and water-based washes can soften an otherwise stark room."
Color Resources: •Shell out for a high-quality paint like Benjamin Moore, Pratt and Lambert, or even Farrow and Ball (if you've won the lottery). In the long run, you'll be glad. Pricy paint is easier to work with, and often takes fewer coats. You really do get what you pay for. •In Los Angeles, Mann Brothers (www.MannBrothers.com) has it all. Great paint, great glazes, great advice.