Interiors stylist and writer Joanna Thornhill suggests you start by looking at what's already around you, in the wardrobe or window box and see what colours you have already put together to give yourself a starting point.
Interior designer Kristie Barnett, says you should start with a good on trend neutral as a backdrop for all your furnishings, and Amy Wax of Color911 agrees that quiet walls will allow for richer colours in the accessories.
Finally, color blogger and expert Will Taylor, advises turning to the color wheel for help if you are new to the idea of using color in your home. But do remember that you will need to test your colors during the day and at night as they will look different under artificial lights.
"I would suggest using the stronger hue or shade of a hue as an accent to a calmer base colour. For example, if you wished to add vibrancy to a pastel scheme you could layer in a few neon accents to bring life and visual interest that breaks the core palette of softer, chalky hues," adds Taylor.