Choose color to add character to a room

photo Spiced Cider is the name of this wall color, which bathes the room in a soft warmth.

Rosemary Palmer doesn't care what people say. She loves color in her home.

"You are always told not to paint your dining room or kitchen green because it's not appetizing," Palmer said in an email. "Well, my kitchen is currently apple green. Used with black as accent color. Most everyone loved it."

When it comes to color, dynamic is the word for 2013, according to Sherwin-Williams' color forecast. So is opposite.

"We know people gravitate toward personal preferences, but they are being shaped by the divergent energies pulsing all around us," said Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing, in a news release.