"In the interest of full disclosure, I'd have to admit that I love pink rooms because, in my innermost soul, I'm still brunette. Remember 'blue is for blondes and pink is for brunettes'? On the other hand, Diva, my naturally blonde Norfolk terrier, looks wicked in pink." —Carol Prisant
Color: Hibiscus GH133 from .
"Black is dramatic and daring. It has that forbidden quality, which is irresistible. I think of sexy black negligees and fast black cars. A room painted black is a place where you can tell secrets. The semigloss finish gives it an edge, like patent leather, and makes everything pop. You have to be very confident to use black, and that kind of confidence is very attractive." —Nancy Boszhardt
Color: Black Satin 2131-10 from .
"The first words out of my client's mouth were 'I love the color purple.' Such an exotic, unusual place to start! She loves Pucci, painted furniture, and parties. This purple is a beautiful backdrop. Any flowers look great against it-- and so do people." -Hal Williamson
Color:Sea Froth 2107-60 from .
"You never think you could get away with a color this strong, but here's how. Don't paint the entire room pink — just one wall. This is a gorgeous peony pink, with a bit of raspberry in it. That undertone is what keeps it from looking sickeningly sweet. It's a happy, cheerful color that makes everyone look younger. Even the house!" —Suzanne Kasler
Color: Checkerberry 32RR 50/260 from .
"Red is not a color for sissies, but you can't go wrong with this good orangey red that reminds me of carved cinnabar boxes from China. It's warm and cheerful with chintz. Or add a coat of gloss for a lacquered effect and the room will feel like a glamorous jewel box. Go out and buy two buckets of red and change your world in a weekend." —Todd Alexander Romano
Color: Blazer 212 from . See more cozy room photos.
"Who said blondes have more fun? Don't believe it. We brunettes are so much more versatile. We can swing with any color, like this lavender. It's neither old-fashioned nor too crisp. Totally relaxing to live with. I use it as a neutral, with brown mohair, white duck, dark plum linen. Mahogany furniture looks great in these rooms, and so do we." —Whitney Stewart
Color: Providence C2-6264 from . See more paint colors for brunettes.
Color: Razzle Dazzle 1348 from Benjamin Moore
"What you want is anything that makes a woman look more beautiful. Lavender is very pretty with blue-and-white fabric. Just don't tell you husband it's lavender."-Mario Buatta
Color: Misty Lilac 2071-70 from .
"Dark brown creates drama and an illusion of more space in what would otherwise have been a dull, cramped area. You do not make every room in arouse wildly colored -- you try to create rhythm of color. I want to walk from a room that's neutral into one with punch. Or from a dark hallway into a light living room."-Ned Marshall
Color:Bittersweet Chocolate from .