Bring In Color In Unexpected Ways
My book will teach you how to pick the best wall colors (see page 74 "Picking a Wall Color that Won't Make You Barf"). However, having a colorful home doesn't just mean painting all your walls bright-ass colors. You can add color in window treatments, rugs, and fixtures. I kept the color palette in my kitchen relatively neutral, but added in a vibrant blue roman shade so it didn't feel too color deprived.