'We all have colours that make our heart sing - shades that make us smile and lift our spirits. However, none of us want to be saturated in that colour - too much of any one thing can be overwhelming. The idea is to inject small pops of just one or two bright colours against a neutral or white backdrop. Not only will this punctuate the room and provide something to rest your eye on, it will also give you a chance to express your personality and create your own individual look.' BOLD ACCENTS, Keep it Simple, Atlanta Bartlett Tip: When working with a strong colour, start small. Try using cushion covers, vases, pictures or even giving a wooden piece of furniture a new lease of life by painting it in the colour of your choice.