Brighten both your mood and room by adding pops of color here and there. Easy to do and change, simple items like developed photographs and repainted accessories can surprisingly add personality and vitality to a bland dorm.
A pop of color in the kitchen? Why not! Love that the island and screened door match and really pop in a sea of white cabinets - great way to bring in color without committing (you can always change the color and they're relatively small areas to paint!