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7. Experiment in the stairwell. The poor, neglected stairwell is a great place to play with new decorating ideas. Try papering the wall (with either a print or something textured, like grass cloth), adding cool geometric carpeting or painting the risers in shades of one hue.
8. Hit on a vibrant hue that makes you happy. Pay attention to your emotional response to color everywhere you go. Did the lush turquoise of the water on your Caribbean vacation make your heart sing? Run with it! Focus on updating one room that has been living in mostly neutral colors up till now and add several healthy doses of your happy hue.