For a conventional ceiling, choose a tint of one of your favorite colors, an easy way to add another shade to your scheme. White trim is an effective relief and soothing counterpoint to such happy, colorful spaces. Planned for good times and lots of family fun, this color-splashed north woods lake house exudes warmth and cheer. The fun starts in the anything-but-formal dining room, where vivid, ever-upbeat red pairs with bright white. The green chairs, with red plaid seats, erase any doubts that info-mality and easy comforts are the order of the day. Most playful of all is the kitchen where cabinets, painted as folk art, repeat the dining room’s red, white, DINING ROOM TABLE DESIGN and green and introduce blue and yellow into the lighthearted primary scheme. Remember all rooms in a home don’t have to be equally colorful. Here the pale living room affords relief and allows the dining room to take color charge. When you plan colors for a weekend home or a year-round, much-used family room or kitchen, consider setting and orientation. This lake house, used in winter as well as summer, comes to life with warm colors and mixed patterns. If you live in a hot climate, or if you are painting a room with a sunny, western exposure, think of sherbet shades, such as pale lemon. The effect is lighthearted, yet refreshing.