Easy how-to: Use a hardware-store paint chip as your palette, and for contrast pick colours a few shades apart. Experiment with texture, too: A matte finish has a contemporary feel, while glossy is more showy.
Tip: Make it for less with tester-size paints.
Get this look: Paints, Cloud White, Blushing Bride, Rosy Blush, Benjamin Moore. Candlesticks, Ikea. Cake plate, Cynthia Findlay.