Color Tips: "1) Go beyond paint. 2) Beware of paint chips. The colors on paint chips can fade; what you see is not always what you get. Plus, the colors are too small to really tell how a color will look on the wall. The names can lead you astray--do you love "Holiday in Florence" as a concept or as a hue? 3) There's no such thing as one color. If you do go the paint chip route, make sure you like at least four of the five colors on your chip, because your chosen shade will change in both hue and tone depending on the light, the season, and even your mood."
Color Resources: "1) Your house. Find something you love--a favorite old shirt, a postcard, a book cover--and go from there. 2) Your mind. Instead of--or at least in addition to--thinking about what's "hot" this season, think about yourself. What feeling do you want from your room, and which colors will help you get there?"
Erika wanted to include pictures of the kitchen, where there really is more color, but they felt the White Room was a more interesting entry: