Time to dive in! Your first step is making your core color selections. Keeping your room mood in mind, select two colors that can function as flexible background colors. These colors will be predominant in your space and will be used for your wide, sweeping surfaces that take up a lot of visual space, such as wall color, flooring, bedspread backgrounds or large upholstered furniture. Think of these base colors as the large "canvas" that you'll paint on with your accent colors.