2 Good color tips: 1. Don't forget the doors. We've painted every door throughout the house - grey, brown, orange, turquoise and steel blue. It's a fast, easy and cheap way to add a punch of color to any room. 2. Swap the small things out with the season. Once or twice a year we'll swap out accessories (pictures, bedspreads, vases, etc.) to change the accent color palette. 2 good color resources: 1. Fashion. If it looks good on, it'll look good as a palette for a room, too. And most paint shops can color-match a swatch of nearly anything. 2. Magazines. And we're not just talking about the shelter magazines - we keep a file of pages clipped from all different kinds of publications that we refer to when we're looking for inspiration.