Sometimes I can come up with some cool color combos, either on my own or by being inspired by things around me. I once took pictures of the upholstery of a restaurant booth - still working on that one...
But there better sources than taking pictures in restaurants (though it might work for you).
Check out the PANTONE for Spring 2012 collection. It will give you a color boost - and with the gray skies of winter, we can use it.
TANGERINE TANGO it the color for the Year 2012.
"Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
"Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy."
It's worth checking out the Pantone site, PANTONE because their forecasts effect everything in our lives.
I was looking for a bedspread in shades of soft pinks and greens - no such luck. Those are not trend colors for the year.
And these decisions were not made last year, but several years ago so manufactures can produce the needed paints, dyes and pigments to make the cloth, house paint and finger nail polishes in these trend colors.