If you've always shied away from color and but unwilling to part with your neutral walls and furnishings, there's a low commitment, novice way to add accents of color in your room. Splashes of bright color in small-scaled items such as accessories set against a bigger backdrop of neutrals is very modern and very now.
A soft swath of color and light is achieved by hanging a translucent curtain that adds just the right amount of calming yet eye-popping blue.
Go for something unexpected. A colored backdrop highlights and sets the stage for collected items.