Awhile back I was interviewed by Better Homes and Gardens about this very topic. I'm sharing my answer with you here because I think it's important stuff!
Q: How do you help homeowners overcome any fear of using color or pattern they may have?
A: I guide them towards what they truly love. Or, I try. Trusting yourself and your own color preferences is an integral part of the color selection process. However, fear is very, very powerful. Sometimes I have full-on counseling sessions with my clients! I try to help them see that in the world of color, there is no right and wrong. Because there really isn’t. We don’t select colors in a vacuum. Color is always relative, and, in the home, it is very personal. If I can help them see that their color selections are really about what THEY like as opposed to what’s right or wrong, then I know I’m guiding them out of their fear.
If you are struggling with color selections maybe all you need is to realize that you are not alone. Or maybe you need a little help. It's important to now that you can get help. It's out there. You just have to admit you need it and then call or email me. ;) I promise - I can help you overcome your fear.