Here's a compelling article from design website One Kings Lane. It's called 7 Common Decorating Pitfalls (and Easy Fixes!).
In it, Alessandra Blanca together with a bunch of other designers share really interesting observations. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:
The mistake is to assume that what you see is what you’re going to get. That paint color will look very different in your home against your fabrics and depending on the lighting you get. Instead, use it as inspiration, and choose a color based on your reality.
Have a look at the full article to ...