When you hear the word color, what do you feel? Thrill or trepidation; it’s rarely something in between. But using it doesn’t mean you have to paint all the walls chartreuse. So-called neutral tones can be appetizing: cream, cinnamon, coffee, nutmeg, almond. Gemstone tints, from emerald to ruby to amethyst, are rich and seductive but very much mined from the natural world. Or maybe you’d like to live in a watercolor painting? Pastels! Whichever palette suits your personality, the beauty of living colorfully is that whichever combination you choose, it will be completely unique.